Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Lazy Girl Crockpot All Beef Chili

My second Lazy Girl post this month.
It says volumes, doesn't it?
We're all so busy, weather's sucky and we want comfort food.
Here's another one that's very easy, comforting and delicious.
A side benefit?  No beans while you are cooped up inside with your nearest and dearest...

This one is great on its own, over rice, or on a sandwhich.  Hearty, spicy and yummy.

I bought the beef sirlion tip steaks at QFC (Kroger) at a "Buy one, get one" which makes it pretty economical as I paid about $9 for over 3 lbs of lean beef.  Here's what I used in the photo below, but any kind of beef would probably work.

Serves about 8

1-2 Tbsp oil
3 lb Beef Top Sirlion Tip steak
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 can diced tomatoes, with juice
3 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp cumin
1 Tbsp Smoked paprika
1 teaspoon granulated garlic, or fresh chopped
3 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
1/2 onion, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 Tbsp Masa corn flour, mixed with 1 Tbsp water (optional)
Salt & Pepper

Salt and pepper the tip steaks on both side.  Cook for 1-2 minutes on both sides in a hot pan with a tablespoon or two of oil.  Remove and allow to cool, then cut into chunks and add to the crockpot with the rest of the ingredients (except the Masa flour mixture, and save the salt and pepper for the end).
(this photo is from my Lazy Girl Beef Barley Soup, but the technique is the same)

Cook on Low for 7-8 hours. 
Add the Masa corn flour/water mixture and stir into the chili.  Also to cook for another 20-30 minutes, uncovered, until it thickens a bit.

Here's what it looks like before cooking:

Other Lazy Girl Crockpot Posts:
Chicken with Coconut, Lime & Peanut Sauce
Greek Pork and Garbanzo Stew
Hot Links, Red Beans and Rice
Salsa Chicken
Sesame Chicken
40 Clove Garlic Chicken
Black Bean Chili
Mamacita's Mexican Chicken and Dumplings
Tuscan Pot Roast
Lazy Girl Beef Barley Soup


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