If you are tired of the same ol’ chili then try this one. It is super easy to make and you can make it on the stove or the crockpot. It is a delicious spin on the same ol’ beef chili. This recipe combines the flavor of beef chili and our family recipe of beef and hominy stew. It is absolutely delicious. So if you are in a rut with your chili, this one is a great one to try.
Let’s get started.
2 tbsp oil
1 chuck roast or 2 pkg beef stew meat ( if using chuck roast cube the roast meat in 2×2 inch pieces)
1 (15 oz) can of hominy ( yellow or white) drained
1 to 2 cups of beef broth
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes – undrained
1 onion – diced
1 (4 oz) can of diced green chilies – undrained
2 cloves garlic – minced
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste
- In a dutch oven over medium-low heat, brown the meat in batches until golden on each side. Remove to a bowl or plate. Set aside.
- If there is a lot of grease in the pan discard most of it.
- Add the onion and cook until tender. About 5 minutes. Add the garlic, paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and let toast for about 1 minute.
- Add in the broth, tomatoes, chilies, beef, and hominy. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil and turn the heat to low. Attach the lid and let cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Be sure to stir occasionally to prevent burning. Be sure to keep an eye on the liquid level and add 1/2 to 1 cup of broth if needed.
- After the cooking time check the seasoning and adjust it to your liking. To thicken the chili, add 2 or 3 tbsp cornmeal to 3 tbsp water or broth. mix well and stir into the chili. Stir and cook for about 10 minutes to thicken and cook the cornmeal. This is an optional step but will help thicken the chili well.
- To cook the chili in the slowcooker: Brown the meat and onions in a skillet. Add to the slowcooker. Add the remaining ingredients and stir. Set to low and cook for 6 to 8 hours OR 4 to 5 hours on high.
- Serve as desired. You can make some cornbread to go along with the chili if you like. We like ours with grated cheddar cheese, green onions, and cornbread or crackers.