Slow-Cooker Chipotle Chuck Roast Chili

Big-Batch Slow-Cooker Chipotle Chuck Roast Chili | eMeals

For many of us, the holidays mean hosting family and guests for multiple days. And while we cherish this time with our loved ones, cooking for a crowd (especially with Thanksgiving in the mix) can be tiring. So make life easier with your slow cooker! We love to utilize this hands-off cooking helper the day before the Turkey Day event, when you’re not quite ready to be in the kitchen for hours on end but still need to feed a crowd. This Chipotle Chuck Roast Chili is just the ticket.

time-saving-buttonWith a prep time of just 15 minutes, you can toss this recipe together the night before or morning of without slowing down. Make it even faster by purchasing already-cubed beef stew meat from the meat counter at your local grocery store.


We loved this recipe paired with a simple cornbread. Serve slices on the side, or crumble it in a bowl and spoon the chili overtop! Either way, the recipe is versatile and delicious. (Not a cornbread fan? Pair it with Texas toast and it’ll be equally as good.)

Big-Batch Slow-Cooker Chipotle Chuck Roast Chili | eMeals

time-saving-buttonIf you make homemade cornbread for your Thanksgiving spread (or as part of your cornbread dressing recipe), make a double batch! Serve one with Thanksgiving (or use it in your dressing) and one with the chili.


Kid-Friendly Tip: You can turn the heat up or down when adding the chipotle pepper and adobo sauce. Just remember, a little goes a long way, so be sure and taste before you add more. Our base recipe has a nice, mild heat, but adjust accordingly to suit your family’s tastes.

And lastly, a squeeze of lime and a dollop of sour cream make great additions if your have some on-hand.

What does your family do the day before Thanksgiving? We’d love to hear! And if you’re looking for more fast, weeknight-friendly meals with the convenience of a slower cooker, check out the eMeals Slow Cooker Classic and Clean Eating meal plans!

Chipotle Chuck Roast Chili
Recipe By:
eMeals Plan: Slow-Cooker Classic
  • 3 lb boneless chuck roast, trimmed and cubed
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (14.5-oz) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 (32-oz) carton beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp minced chipotle pepper (from can)
  • ½ Tbsp adobo sauce (from can)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, 1 tsp pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in a greased 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW 7 to 8 hours or until beef is very tender.

-Text by Kate Nicholson 

eMeals Meal Planning

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *