Slow Cooker Chuck Wagon Chili
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Slow Cooker Chuck Wagon Chili

A great chili recipe made with beer and a touch of brown sugar!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Sarah Olson


  • 2 lbs. ground beef, browned and drained
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 cup beer
  • 2 14.5-oz. cans diced tomatoes (or stewed tomatoes)
  • 1 15-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 2 15-oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 2 Tbsp. water

!Slow Cooker Size:

  • 5- quart or larger


  • Add everything to the slow cooker, except the beef bouillon cube and the water. Add the beef bouillon cube and water to a microwavable glass cup. Microwave for 40 seconds, or until the water is hot enough to melt the cube. Stir the cube in the water until dissolved. Add this to the other ingredients in the slow cooker, stir.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.



Nutritional Values are approximate, if you require a special diet use your own calculations. 


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1700IU | Vitamin C: 13.4mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3.8mg