Crock Pot Texas Chili

A simple five-star Texas no bean chili with a rich, spicy heat. It has lots of kick and a great taste profile from three types of chilies. Just follow the easy step by step photo instructions.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 11 cups
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 2 lbs beef roast trimmed and cut into 1 inch cubes or use stew meat
  • 2 jalapeno diced small
  • 2 Anaheim diced medium
  • 2 poblano pepper chopped medium
  • 1 onion large chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed or minced
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes
  • 14 oz beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoons cumin


  • For a full recipe, you need about 2 pounds of cubed, trimmed beef cut into 1-inch pieces. You can be lazy and use precut stew meat if you want.
  • If you want, browning the meat before adding to the crock pot will add more flavor.
  • Chop one large onion. Also, clean and dice two jalapenos (finely), 2 Anaheim peppers, and 2 Poblano peppers.
  • Combine the chopped onion and peppers with 4 cloves of crush garlic, 2 - 14 oz cans diced tomatoes, 14 oz can beef broth, 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon cumin.
  • Cook in a crock pot for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high. This will fit in a crock pot 3 ½ quart or bigger.
  • Serve topped with sour cream and cheese to contrast the heat.


Pro Tips

  1. You can use pre-cut stew meat or a beef roast trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  2. This just fits a 3 1/2 quart crock pot, and bigger is fine.
  3. This is an easy recipe to cut in half.
  4. The "heat level" is about 6/10 to me.
  5. The nutrition is calculated for 1 cup. That would be a small serving Bx most people will want a 1 1/2 to 2 cup serving.
  6. Will be good refrigerated for 3-4 days and freeze well for 3-4 months.
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Serving: 1cup | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 634IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3mg