Best Slow Cooker Guinness Chili

Monday, March 15, 2021
This Best Slow Cooker Guinness Chili really will be the last style chili you may ever make it's really that good!

Hearty chunks of peppers, tomatoes, and delicious beef make this a comforting bowl to remember simmered in Guinness dark beer.

What's great about this chili, is it can be made on the stovetop, instant pot, slow cooker of course, and even in a beautiful Le Creuset cast-iron dutch oven baked!

Really just a matter of a few different settings using the same ingredients and this chili can be not only tasty but super easy to make.

We love making this Guinness Chili for St. Patrick's Day celebrations but it's great all year long and the perfect comfort food anytime!

Just scroll down to the printable recipe card for the recipe, and read my helpful suggestions and tips before you make your chili.

this is a crock of Guinness beer chili con carne in a red ceramic pot

Easy Recipes

I love easy recipes like this one, it's so versatile and leftovers are fabulous for making nachos.

Whether you use ground beef, pork, chicken, or turkey, it's a delightfully hearty meal and will be asked for often by all your chili con carne fans.

Also, check out the topping suggestions to turn your chili into a feast just by making a serving bar of everyone's topping favorites.

this is a bowl cast-iron dutch oven filled with chili con carne

Ingredients You Will Need (for exact measurements keep scrolling to the recipe card)

  • ground beef
  • green chiles
  • pinto and kidney beans
  • cumin, granulated garlic powder, chili powder
  • fresh garlic
  • crushed tomatoes and whole tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • peppers
  • garlic
  • fresh parsley
  • green chilies
  • see topping suggestions below

this is ground been with garlic and tomatoes crushed out of a can

Cooking Methods

  1. The stovetop simmered for at least 2 hours
  2. Instant Pot or Multicookers: sear the meat first, turn to use the pressure cooker mode follow the instruction book (around 35 minutes)
  3. Slow cooker/crockpot on low 6 to 8 hours or high heat 4 to 6 hours
  4. Oven: brown the meat on the stovetop first then add everything to a cast-iron dutch oven and bake for around 2 hours at 375 stirring every half hour


  • any kinds of sliced olives
  • any kinds of shredded cheese or queso
  • chopped onions, jalapenos, diced tomatoes, diced peppers
  • sour cream
  • avocado slices or guacamole
  • salsa
  • corn
  • crumbled bacon
  • tortilla chips, or crackers

this is diced tomatoes and peppers


  1. 5 to 8-quart Dutch oven pot with cover
  2. optional: slow cooker/instant pot
  3. measuring cup
  4. knife for cutting chicken and vegetables
  5. cutting board
  6. food processor
  7. measuring spoons

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Making Chili Easy

After reading the options to cook chili, just pick which fits your busy lifestyle.

Every cooking method is easy, just some take longer times than others but the results will still be great!

This chili is also perfect for Game Day or other sporting event parties, set up the serving bar of toppings, keep it warm in a slow cooker and watch the compliments you will get.

Best Slow Cooker Guinness Chili

Slow Cooker Best Guinness Chili

Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 5 HourTotal time: 5 H & 20 M
This is a hearty stout beer chili chunky with beans, ground beef, lots of seasoning slow-cooked, and will be the best tasting chili you ever had. We usually make it around St. Patrick's Day in celebration.


  • 3 pounds of ground chuck (or you can use ground turkey or chicken)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 minced fresh garlic cloves
  • 2 green bell peppers, seeded, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1 small 4 ounce can of minced green chilies
  • 12 ounce can of whole tomatoes chopped
  • 1 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes 
  • 2- 15- ounce cans of pinto beans, drained
  • 1 15- ounce can of red or white kidney beans
  • 1 bottle of Guinness dark beer or another stout beer you prefer
  • Garnish Suggestions:
  • Jalapeno sliced peppers
  • Sour cream
  • Chopped chives or scallions
  • Coarsely grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • crackers or tortilla chips
  • avocado slices
  • black sliced olives


  1. Place ground meat in a large frying pan with oil chopped onions and garlic and saute until the pink is gone then stir in all the seasonings. 
  2. Dump this into the slow cooker with the tomatoes, beer, peppers,  green chilis, and beans.
  3. Cook on low up to 8 hours or high up to 6 hours. 
  4. Note: If this isn't thick enough you can make it thicken with a mixture of 2 tablespoons masa flour mixed with water, stir that in, and cook on high for a few minutes till thickens.
  5. Serve in bowls topped with sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, olives, jalapenos, salsa, and shredded cheese, or all the other suggestions above.
  6. Serve with toppings and garnishes of your choice from the above suggestions



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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2013. It was edited and re-published in 2021.


  1. I never thought of using Guinness for chili. I love this beer and your dish looks very appetizing. Bye dear, have a good day

  2. Yum. I haven't added beer to chili in a long time. I am going to have to try adding a Guinness.

  3. Ohhhh, I adore my crock pot! This chili looks delicious, Claudia. I'm not a big Guinness fan for drinking, but I love what the molasses in it does for food when it's used for cooking.

  4. Woo hoo! Beer, chili and crockpot. Good and easy!

  5. I could never turn down a nice steamy bowl of this for lunch or dinner.

  6. Dark beer in chili...I need to remember this next time when I am making chili.


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