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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Slow Cooker Italian Beer & Beef Chili


Chili is a wonderful meal to make for any occasion as it is high in fiber, filling and goes a long way. I chose to make this version using Italian beer as the base; as well as a lean ground beef (90/10), but you can also substitute ground turkey or chicken in it's place.

The beer with the addition of fire roasted tomatoes gave this chili a wonderful flavor. It's also a great dish to serve when having guests as it can keep warm in the slow cooker so they can help themselves. Serve it 'as-is', over rice or egg noodles or use it top hot dogs, burgers or nachos. ~Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Italian Beer & Beef Chili
Prep Time: 20 minutes      Cook Time: 4-8 hours       Servings: 6
  • 1 lb. Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 c. Diced Red Onion
  • 1 Green Pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 1- 15(ounce) Can Kidney Beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 c. Tomato Paste
  • 2 c. Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1-12(ounce) Bottle Italian Beer (I used Birra Moretti)
  1. In a large, nonstick frying pan brown the ground beef; then add the onions, peppers and garlic.
  2. Saute until the vegetables start to soften; then add the mixture to your slow cooker. 
  3. Add the beans, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin and beer and mix well. 
  4. Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 4-6 hours. 
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Calories 238, Carbs 22.9g, Fat 6.6g, Protein 19.6g, Fiber 7g, Sugar 6.2g
*Calculations based on ingredients entered into Calorie Count and may not be 100% accurate.

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