Slow-Cooker Beef and Black-Bean Chili

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 10 mins

There's no need to soak these dried beans because they simmer in the slow cooker. Save a little of the chopped red onion for a fresh garnish.


  • 1 pound beef chuck, cut into ¾-inch chunks

  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato puree

  • 1 cup dried black beans, rinsed

  • 1 medium red onion, chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 3 tablespoons chili powder

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • ¼ cup sour cream, for serving


  1. In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine beef, tomato puree, beans, onion (reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish), garlic, chili powder, 2 cups water, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cover, and cook on high, 6 hours (or on low, 8 hours). Serve chili topped with sour cream and reserved onion.

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