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Barbecued Beef Chili Recipe

Barbecued Beef Chili Recipe

Served with a hot loaf of bread and a side salad, this slow-cooker chili makes a hearty meal. The recipe was inspired by two friends when we were talking about food at a potluck barbecue. —Phyllis Shyan, Elgin, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:12 servings


  • 7 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 can (16 ounces) hot chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained


  • 1. Combine the first five ingredients; rub over brisket. Cut into eight pieces; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the green pepper, onion, chili sauce, ketchup, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard; pour over meat. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. Remove meat; cool slightly. Meanwhile, skim fat from cooking juices. Shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker. Reduce heat to low. Stir in the beans. Cover and cook for 1 hour or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 302 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 1037mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 5g fiber), 28g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

"Excellent taste. I have made this several times with multiple requests for more"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"My family loved this! I made a couple adjustments. The brisket was a little too pricey for our budget, so I decided to try it with 2 lbs. of ground beef. Also, I only used 4 teaspoons of chili powder so it wasn't so spicy for my little one. We all loved it! Next time I might try a beef roast and shred it in place of the brisket. Highly recommended!"

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2012

"Absolutely delicious!"

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"Very good chili!! Excellent with cornbread. Thanks for the recipe!"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"Wow is this spicy!!!! I can't serve it to my kids but my husband is going to love it. Very Tangy too yum!"

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2010

"I did not like this at all. I ate maybe three bites and threw it all out. Way too intense flavor for me; but it's obvious by the comments that most people loved it."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"This is a nice change to chili! I love the tangy BBQ flavor. Great with cornbread! It can be thickend a little with flour and served on a roll or bun. This is a keeper! YES! I'll be making it again! :-)"

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2009

"Perfect choice of meat, well rounded rub,just enough flavor's and ingredients to make a great sit down meal. If you have time try smokeing the meat for a few hour's and then follow recipe to the letter and you will be glad you took the time to make this A1+ chili. Eather way very excellent!!"

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2009

"meh, its okay. too..intense i suppose. Seemed like too much spices or something"

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2008

"I used 2 pounds of ground beef instead of brisket. I combined the first 5 ingredients with the ground beef in a skillet until browned. I then transferred to the slow cooker."

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