Slow Cooker Prime Rib Chili


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Have leftover prime rib? Try my rich and decadent leftover prime rib chili that has a spicy and rich tomatoey broth.

If you are a chili lover also try my Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, Hot Chili, Slow Cooker Chili Recipes.

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We make prime rib just a few times a year, and we always buy too much. The next day we make Prime Rib French Dips. Then we still have leftovers after that.

Always having the problem of what to make next with the leftover prime rib, I created the best prime rib chili recipe for the slow cooker.

ingredients for prime rib chili in front of a slow cooker

How to make Prime Rib Chili:

  • Prime rib – Leftover cooked prime rib. Cut into cubes and cut off any big fatty pieces. You can use 2-4 cups of prime rib.
  • Crushed tomatoes – Buy Cento brand if you can find it. It has a deep tomato flavor.
  • Beef Broth – Adds more beefy flavor.
  • Onion – I use half of a red and half of a sweet yellow onion (save the remainder for topping the chili).
  • Seasonings – LOTS of chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.
  • Worcestershire sauce – Adds another layer of flavor.
  • Canned beans – I use black beans but can use pinto or kidney.
collage of a prime rib on a cutting board, and one photo of prime rib cubed in a bowl

How long can I keep leftover prime rib?

  • 5 days is the longest I keep leftover prime rib in the fridge.
  • Keep the prime rib whole until ready to use in another recipe.
  • You can freeze leftover prime rib, but do this closer to the day you made it, not days later.
collage of prime rib chili before cooking

Can I use a different kind of meat for this recipe?

  • Can use 1.5 – 2 pounds of beef stew meat. You can brown it if you desire before putting it in the slow cooker, or leave it raw.
  • Cooked and crumbled ground will work well in this recipe.
prime rib chili being scooped out of slow cooker

What should I serve with this chili?

bowl of cheese, onion and crackers. Platter of cornbread.

Other leftover prime rib ideas:

bowl of prime rib chili with crackers, cheese and onions on top.

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prime rib chili being scooped out of slow cooker

Slow Cooker Prime Rib Chili

5 from 15 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Use that leftover prime rib in a simple slow cooker recipe. The results are out of this world!

Ingredients 
 

  • 2-4 cups diced leftover prime rib , (remove big fatty pieces)
  • 30 oz. canned black beans, (two 15-oz. cans) drained (can use pinto beans or kidney)
  • 28 oz. can Cento Crushed tomatoes
  • 15 oz. can beef broth
  • 7 oz. fire roasted green chiles, (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 red onion, (save remainder for serving)
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, (save remainder for serving)
  • 3 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Serving ideas:

  • remaining diced onion (from above)
  • sharp white chedar cheese
  • saltine crackers , (look for mini saltine crackers)
  • cornbread, (I make Krusteaz honey cornbread from a boxed mix)

Instructions 

  • Add the diced cooked prime rib, beans, tomato sauce, beef broth onion, green chiles, seasonings and Worcestershire sauce. Stir.
  • Cook on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 8 hours.
  • Serve and enjoy.

How to Video

Sarah’s Notes

How long can I keep leftover prime rib?
  • 5 days is the longest I keep leftover prime rib in the fridge.
  • Keep the prime rib whole until ready to use in another recipe.
  • You can freeze leftover prime rib, but do this closer to the day you made it, not days later.
Can I use something different than prime rib in this recipe?
  • Can use 1.5 – 2 pounds of beef stew meat. You can brown it if you desire before putting in the slow cooker, or leave it raw.
  • Cooked and crumbled ground will work will in this recipe.
Nutritional values do not include toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 1457mg | Potassium: 1001mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1897IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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12 Comments

  1. Sandra says:

    5 stars
    Made this with our leftover Christmas prime rib. Absolutely delicious! Followed the recipe and made no changes.

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Glad you tried this!

  2. Kathy K says:

    5 stars
    Excellent chili base, probably the best I have ever had. I did make some minor changes, …browned the onions in some bacon fat with 2 celery stalks diced and 6 garlic cloves minced, before adding to the slow cooker. Also added a small can of Tomato paste and 1 TBsp sugar at the end to round it out … delicious

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I love your additions. I will be trying.

  3. Lynda says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely amazing recipe! We added corn to it and left out the black beans. We also had to use corn starch to thicken up the chili. This is a great way of using your leftover prime rib.

  4. Jared says:

    Wow! This is SUPER spicy. 3 TABLESPOONS of chili powder?!?!? I made this according to recipe and it was so spicy we couldn’t eat it (I love spicy food and have a high tolerance, but was far too much for even myself). Great flavor and I would make again, but reduce the chili powder down to maybe 3 teaspoons. Not sure if this was a typo but 3 tablespoons is far too much.

    1. Michael says:

      5 stars
      I know this was a long time ago, but clearly this guy doesn’t know the difference between “chilli powder” and cayenne pepper. Reading is fundamental. Lol.

      1. Michael says:

        5 stars
        BTW, this turned out GREAT with the leftover prime rib I had in the freezer from Christmas. 10/10. No changes but I did add some jalapeños (not to be confused with chilli powder!) because I like it spicy.

  5. JF says:

    Would this work with raw prime rib meat?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Though you’ll most likely need to cook longer.

  6. JB says:

    Hello,

    If I swap the meat with ground beef and brown it first, could I cook this meal for 4 hours on high instead? I don’t have a 5 hour on high option – only 4 and 6.

    Thanks!

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      yes, that will work perfect.