Smokey Slow-Cooker Chorizo ‘n Beer Chili

Hurlburt Field, FL, USA

1 Picture

6 to 8
Prep Time
45 Minutes
Cook Time
3 Hour (s)

Time on Low: 6 to 8 hours Time on High: 3 to 4 hours Hot, hearty, warming chili that combines the spice of chorizo sausage with dark stout beer. Perfect for the chili lover in your life!


1 Pound chorizo sausage, casings removed
1 Medium yellow onion, chopped
1 Medium jalapeno, minced
3 Cloves garlic, minced
2 Cans pinto beans, drained (15 1/2 Ounces)
16 Ounces medium salsa
4 1/2 Ounces chopped green chilies
28 Ounces diced tomatoes
1 Can dark stout beer (15 Ounces)
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1 Teaspoon cumin
1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
1/2 Teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 Teaspoon seasoning salt
1/2 Teaspoon oregano
1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
1/2 Cup corn meal (optional)


Place chorizo, onion, jalapeno, and garlic in stovetop-safe Crock-Pot® bowl or medium pot. Place over medium high heat and cook, using back to spoon to break up chorizo, for 7 to 9 minutes, until sausage is cooked through. Drain fat and place Crock-Pot® bowl into slow-cooker liner (or, alternately, pour cooked chorizo mixture into bowl of a 6 Quart Crock-Pot®).

Pour remaining ingredients into Crock-Pot®, stirring to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or high for 3 to 4 hours. If you desire thicker chili, stir in corn meal before serving.


Write A Review

Due to gradual and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Most recipes can be accommodated in a slow cooker that is either one quart smaller or one quart larger than specified. If using a smaller sized slow cooker, please use caution when preparing your meal to prevent over filling. For smaller sauces and dips that call for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a ‘slow cooker’ within the recipes.

Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.