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Slow Cooker Brisket Chili

Slow Cooker Brisket Chili is loaded with tender chunks of brisket, lots of spices, black beans, and fire-roasted tomatoes. Eight hours on LOW in the slow cooker and you have one of the most delicious bowls of chili ever. Top with some lime-flavored sour cream and fresh cilantro and get ready to dig in.

Slow Cooker Brisket Chili

 

Brisket is one of my favorite cuts of meat. This Oven Barbecued Brisket is one of my favorite foods ever. Brisket lends so much flavor to chili.

How to make Slow Cooker Brisket Chili

The brisket is cut into 1-inch pieces and tossed with lots of spices: chili powder, cumin, oregano, and garlic powder plus some flour which will not only help the brisket brown well, it will thicken the chili a little.

Slow Cooker Brisket Chili

 

The brisket pieces get browned in some vegetable oil and then placed in a 6-quart crock pot along with a diced onion, a diced red bell pepper, garlic, black beans, diced tomatoes, beef broth, and crushed red pepper flakes. After 8 hours on LOW, the meat is so tender and good.

Slow Cooker Brisket Chili

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Slow Cooker Brisket Chili

Slow Cooker Brisket Chili

Slow Cooker Brisket Chili is loaded with tender chunks of brisket, lots of spices, black beans, and fire-roasted tomatoes.
PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 6 hrs
TOTAL: 6 hrs 15 mins
SERVINGS: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 pounds beef brisket, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red or orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow or sweet onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (16-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Lime Cream

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Stir together first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add brisket pieces and toss to coat well.
  • Heat oil in a large cast iron or nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add brisket. Cook in 2 batches if necessary. Sprinkle any leftover spice mixture over the brisket. Cook until browned on all sides.
  • Transfer brisket to a 6-quart or larger crock pot. 
  • Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic to the pan. No need to wipe it clean. You want it to get flavored from the spices and grease left in the pan. Cook just until starting to get soft and then add to crock pot.
  • Add beans, diced tomatoes, beef broth, and crushed red pepper flakes to the crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or on HIGH for 6 hours. Stir in lime juice. Serve with Lime Cream.
  • To make lime cream, stir together all ingredeints in a small bowl.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Southern

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Recipe adapted from Southern Living

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12 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Brisket Chili”

  1. Mikey

    Do you know how much Chili this will make with the “standard recipe” of 2 pounds of meat and 2 cans of beans?
    I am in a Chile cook off and want to make about 4-5 quarts

  2. Five stars are not enough for my sentiments – it deserves an extra star. I have been setting myself a high standard, and this time I broke a record and set the bar even higher than before. Now and then, you know when a breakthrough has occurred.

    Saturdays around my part are for church, and several months ago, I started up a bit of ritual. To get a decent, filling feed for lunch, I turned to the slow cooker – getting the hard work out of the way the Friday night beforehand and have it bubbling throughout the night and the following morning to be ready in time for when service ends. It has turned out great, and I never looked to test my limits this time – but one of my best came through this recipe.

    I already have a few chilli recipes saved up, but this sucker blows them all out of the water. My housemate had three bowls of it before I even got home, and it was not hard to see why. 12 hours of slow cooking on the low setting will get any tough piece of meat into butter.

  3. So easy and loved by all (Mom, Dad, sister, cousins and 15-year old daughter)! I cut the brisket into pretty small pieces as I wanted to be sure there’d be some meat in each bite. Made this a day ahead, put the crock pot overnight in our nice, cold garage, and reheated it the next night for dinner. I had just enough for 7 people though It was pretty thick. I could probably have added a little broth during reheat and had enough for 8.

  4. Kathee Quinn

    This is the best chili I have ever made. I added in Great Northern Beans, 2 cans of diced tomatoes and pork stew meat as well. Delicious!!

  5. Becky Arnoldy

    I made this recipe for a chili cook off and won 1st place! I added two 5.5 oz. cans V-8 low sodium vegetable juice and a tablespoon brown sugar.

  6. Absolutely delicious!! I didn’t have pepper flakes, so I added alittle bit of cayenne pepper. Next time, I won’t add 1/2 cup beef broth because it makes a lot of liquid (I live in the south and higher altitude might need the broth).
    Glad I found this recipe!! The cilantro lime sour cream is a delicious topping!!
    Thank you for posting this recipe!!

  7. Tom Bitterman

    This looks delicious!! I love to smoke brisket so I bet some 1″ pieces of smoked brisket would be delicious in the chili. How was the flavor when cooked in he pan? I am going to save this one and try it when the weather warms up. Thank you for sharing!

    1. That’s exactly what we do. We use our leftover smoked brisket and follow this recipe except for the long cooking time (not needed with smoked brisket). It’s amazing. Don’t skip the lime sour cream…it pushes the smoked brisket chili over the top.

      1. meaghan south

        HI Rachel or Christian, I’m thinking of using left over smoked brisket that was a bit dry (my partners first try). So just checking do you still toss the cooked brisket in flour or just cut it up and put it in? And I imagine cooking it for a few hours is enough. Thanks for your advice

  8. callum brown

    Thanks for sharing this important and i will definitely do in my kitchen, so this important to all us and one more thing your blog is very great, i love it. Thanks

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