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Stew meat chili is easy and delicious and pure comfort food.

Stew Meat Chili - The Southern Lady Cooks

This is my favorite chili recipe. I could make myself sick on this dish with a little sour cream or shredded cheese on top.  I have to make some cornbread muffins to go along with the chili, too.

Stew meat chili can be made in the crock pot or on the stove top.

1 1/2 – 2 pounds stew meat, cut in bite size pieces
2 tablespoons bacon drippings or cooking oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 (10 ounce) can tomatoes with green chilis
2 (1 pound) cans beans (can use chili beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, red beans or even dried beans that are cooked)
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup water
1 package Lipton onion soup mix
1 teaspoon cumin (can use more)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder, more or less
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
Pinch cayenne or a few drops hot sauce, Optional
Shredded cheese or sour cream for topping, Optional
Cut stew meat in bite-sized pieces and brown in bacon drippings or oil on top of the stove.  Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.  Add stew meat to crock pot and pour remaining ingredients over the meat.  Cook on low for 7 hours or high about 4 hours.  Makes a three quart crock pot full.  Enjoy!
If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipes for Yummy Pumpkin Chili and Chili with Macaroni
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  1. Made this today and tweaked just a bit. Used Chili O instead of soup mix and black beans. Also made in a pot on the stove. Was very good! Will for sure make again!

  2. Just an FYI I’ve found that I can usually buy a roast cheaper than stew meat and just cut it into the bite size pieces!! Hope this helps someone.

  3. I am supposed to bring crock pot chilli for our Christmas. Because I already know you are a wonderful cook, I will be taking your chilli! Thank you Fern.

  4. Patti Stites says:

    I can’t wait to try this. I have made a chili before using chunks of pork and it was delicious. Very similar, but I serve with warm flour tortillas.

  5. I made this awesome chili tonight for dinner. My son and I had it and loved it. It was very easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I made it once and like you could have made myself sick on it, it is so good. Of course my husband prefers ground meat!! Nothing fancy for him/lol

  7. All I can say is yum! And yes I did pin this.

  8. Being from Texas, I’m crazy about chili.

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