Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili

Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili

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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.

This delicious and hearty Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili is perfect anytime you’re craving some warm and satisfying comfort food.
I adapted this recipe from one of my favorite slow cooker cookbooks, Southern Living: Slow-Cooker Cookbook, and made this recipe in my 6-quart Crock Pot brand slow cooker, which I love. These are affiliate links to the cookbook and similar Crock Pot models available at Amazon:

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  1. Going to try this recipe with both sirloin and sweet italian sausage. What you think?

  2. Could you substitute chunks of pork meat for the beef? It look really good but I have a ton of pork in the freezer.

    • Hi Anna, I’ve never tried this particular recipe with pork meat, but it would likely work, depending on the cut. I’ve done other similar recipes in the crock pot with pork butt/shoulder meat, and they’ve turned out great. If you give it a try, please let me know how it goes!

  3. Caution to those substituting a different beer for Guinness – check the abv of the substitute and keep it at around 5%! We couldn’t find Guinness so we substituted our favorite craft beer and the abv was over twice that of Guinness and the alcohol did not cook out. It took an extra 3-4 hours on high to get most of it cooked out.

    • 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!

  4. 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.

  5. Oh my…so delicious! I always get so excited to see what you have brought to the party! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being part of our party. I hope to see you on tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls

  6. 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.

  7. This looks really good but I am telling you that the crock pot and I don’t get a long very well. Every time I try some awesome recipe it turns out bad. What is wrong with me? I would love to try this one. Maybe the results would be different.

    • Hi Michelle, I hope you give this a try, it is so easy, I don’t think it is possible to mess it up! 🙂

  8. Boy this makes me hungry, I would love to come sit down and have a bowl!!! The bread looks like a great go together too!

    Thanks or sharing on Friday Features this week Joy!

    I pinned it to my Friday Board.
    Have a great week, Karren

  9. How wonderful it looks like pure comfort food. You are a cohostess favorite too. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop watch for this post to be featured on Monday too xo

  10. It looks so delicious. I was just thinking chili for dinner and will use your recipe. Hopefully last hearty dish we make to bid the winter adieu. Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things, hope you’ll visit us again 🙂

  11. I just pinned your awesome Chili to my Slow Cooker Board. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. What a hearty looking meal you’ve got here. I don’t think I realized until reading this that you are also in MA. Small world!

  13. So hearty and delicious. I’m not a huge beer drinker…or a beer drinker at all unless it’s that fru-fru stuff in form of flavored beers, but I LOVE foods cooked with beer, the flavor is intensified and it dish itself is heartier.

  14. 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. 🙂

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

    • Thanks Dad!! Glad to hear you are pleased we cleared the snow off the deck, it was hard work! 🙂

  16. I’m mad about chilli at the moment, trying recipe after recipe. This one has just jumped to high on the list – I’ve never seen one using Guinness before.

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