Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili

This delicious and hearty Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili is perfect for your next St. Patrick’s Day get together or anytime you’re craving some warm and satisfying comfort food.

Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili

Reaching Record Snowfalls

The cold and snowy winter continues here in the Boston area. In fact we are reaching record snowfalls and with another snow storm on its way tonight through tomorrow, we may break the area’s snowfall record. Yay! {sigh}

In honor of the continued snow, today, I have another wonderful comfort food recipe for you, — Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili. This hearty satisfying chili is chock full of steak, black beans and veggies. The Guinness provides a malty, richness that really complements the steak and black beans nicely.


Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili

My 7 year old son is a steak lover and this is one of his favorite chilies. We grill steak often during the warmer weather. But this winter, our grill, which is outside on our deck, as you may have guessed, has been covered under 6+ feet of snow. This Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili is a wonderful way to make steak indoors using your slow cooker. It is so easy and delicious.

Roofs Collapsing Due to Snow

While I’m on the subject of our deck – my parents called the other day, they’ve been hearing about all the roofs collapsing in the Boston area due to snow and they were worried about our deck.

Now, my husband has been diligently removing snow from our roof. Nearly every day he’s been up there, in order to prevent ice dams. However the snow has continued to pile up on our deck. It was unlikely that it would collapse, but better safe than sorry. So, my husband and I spent a good chunk of the other day clearing snow from the deck. Mom and dad, if you are reading this, please put your minds at ease!

Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili

This Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili is delicious served along with a tall glass of frothy Guinness, or with another favorite Irish beverage. A wonderful accompaniment to this chili is a nice thick slice of Irish Soda Bread with Caraway Seeds and Raisins.

This Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili is perfect for your next St. Partick’s Day celebration or anytime you’re looking for some delicious, hearty, comfort food.

Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili

This delicious and hearty Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili is perfect for your next St. Patrick’s Day get together or anytime you’re craving some warm and satisfying comfort food.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 ½ pounds boneless NY sirloin steak (or top sirloin steak), cubed
  • 3 (15-oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (10-oz) cans chili-style diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained (I use Rotel brand)
  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion (from about 1 ½ medium onions)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 (15 oz) can Guinness Irish stout (or other dark beer)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • shredded cheddar for topping (optional)
  • light sour cream for topping (optional)
  • chopped green onion for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pat beef cubes dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add steak, working in batches if necessary, and cook 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly, until browned.
  3. Place steak in a 6-quart slow cooker.
  4. Add in black beans, diced tomatoes, onion, red bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt and sugar.
  5. Pour Guinness over mixture in cooker.
  6. Cover slow cooker and cook on low heat for 8 hours.
  7. When there is 10 minutes left of cook time, create a slurry by whisking together water and cornstarch, in a small bowl, until cornstarch is dissolved. Add slurry to slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook on high heat for remainder of cooking time.
  8. Serve chili and top with shredded cheddar cheese, light sour cream, chopped green onion, if desired.

Notes

You can substitute another (12-15 oz) bottle of dark beer for the Guinness.

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This delicious and hearty Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili is perfect anytime you’re craving some warm and satisfying comfort food.
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71 comments

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      Hi Betsy, yes, that should work. Just be sure to stick a fork in a piece of the steak and make sure it is tender before serving. Hope you enjoy!

  1. Drew says:

    Just finished putting this all together. In the slow cooker about two hours ago. Another 6 hours till it’s done. Looking forward to trying it..

    Curious, I am guessing the “slurry” is the thickening agent? Never used cornstarch and water in my chilli before that’s why I asked. I like my chilli thick.

  2. Michelle says:

    Spring has arrived here, but I have no problem eating this hearty chili anyway. My son loves meat–especially beef. I know he will like this. Thank you for linking with See Ya in the Gumbo, Joy.

  3. Gentle Joy says:

    Your chili sounds wonderful…. I have never used steak in chili. 🙂 Also… I hope your snow stops soon… and that spring comes before too long… we are all yearning for nice weather and green things growing in the yard. 🙂
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  4. Bob says:

    The chili looks very tasty and the Guinness deserves a cheer! BTW, we will sleep better tonight knowing the garage roof has been cleared!

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