Slow Cooker Game Day Chili

My husband loves chili.  Specifically he loves my chili.  It’s one of our favorite comfort foods all winter long.  So when I told him I was going to try something new he quickly asked why I wanted to mess perfection.  But when I told him that I was working on a steak chili he relaxed just a bit.

Football Chili

We love to have friends over to watch football, and nothing goes better with a football game than a big bowl of chili.  You can make up a huge pot and serve it with lots of options for toppings.  People just love to personalized their food, don’t they?

We have a couple of friends who claim that chili shouldn’t have beans.  Apparently chili with beans is incredibly offensive to some people.  So haters rejoice, this chili recipe has no beans.  Not a single one.  Instead it is chock full of steak, and lots of it.  So if you follow a paleo diet or low carb, this is the chili for you.

We call this one Game Day Chili because it’s so hearty, so filling, it’s become a game day standard anytime friends come over to watch the game.  It’s the perfect meal to serve guests because you can just throw it in the crock pot and it cooks itself while you clean up and get the house ready for guests.

If you have some people coming over to watch the big game, or if you just want a hearty meal ready for you when you get home after a busy day, this chili is one you’ve gotta try.

Football Chili 2

Game Day Chili

Game Day Chili
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Serves: 4-6
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 2 pounds lean beef stew meat
  • 2 (28 ounces) containers of diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • Optional Toppings: diced jalapeno, cilantro, sour cream, cheddar cheese
  1. Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and stir well to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  3. Shred the beef using two forks and stir to distribute well.
  4. Serve warm with desired toppings.


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  1. smonakey says

    This looks absolutely delicious. We’re huge chili fans & your recipes are always spot on, so I’m definitely trying this one this week.