Slow Cooker Beef & Black Bean Chili Bar
2x the delicious servings!
Just like the lightbulb or zip-close bag, the slow cooker is one invention we can’t live without. There’s no lack of flavor when harmonious ingredients sit together cooking happily for hours without fuss. Case in point? This crowd-pleasing beef and black bean chili, packed with scallions, garlic, tomatoes, and all the quintessential spices. Serve this big batch meal to your hungry crowd with toppings galore, like scallion greens, tortilla chips, smoky red pepper crema, and cheddar cheese.
This recipe is double the typical servings, providing 4 servings and 8 servings for a 2 person and 4 person box respectively.
Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.
Long Green Pepper
Southwest Spice Blend
Mexican Spice Blend
Beef Stock Concentrate
Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
Smoky Red Pepper Crema
Not included in your delivery
• Wash and dry produce. • Halve, core, and dice green pepper into ½-inch pieces. Peel and mince or grate garlic. Trim and thinly slice scallions, separating whites from greens. Place scallion greens in a small bowl and cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until ready to serve.
• Set a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker to the sauté/brown setting and add a large drizzle of oil. Once oil is hot, add beef*, green pepper, garlic, scallion whites, Southwest Spice Blend, Mexican Spice Blend, and a big pinch of salt and pepper. • Cook, breaking meat up into pieces, until browned and mostly cooked through, 3-5 minutes. • Stir in tomato paste and cook, stirring, until slightly darkened, 1-2 minutes. TIP: No sauté setting on your slow cooker? No problem! Follow the same instructions using a large pan over medium-high heat, then transfer contents to slow cooker at the end of this step.
• If there’s excess grease in your slow cooker, carefully pour or spoon it out. Stir in stock concentrates, beans and their liquid, and diced tomatoes. Cover and increase heat to high; cook until tomatoes break down and flavors meld, 4-6 hours. • Taste and season with salt and pepper.
• When chili is ready to serve, dice tomato into ½-inch pieces. Lightly crush tortilla chips in bag. • Serve chili, scallion greens, tomato, tortilla chips, red pepper crema, and cheddar family style and let everyone build their own chili bowl!
Ground beef is fully cooked when internal temperature reaches 160°.