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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.

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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Scottstubbe User ID: 5809365 30805
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

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

kschneider8942 User ID: 6001062 91159
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!"

williamsegraves User ID: 3296408 30804
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2012

"Absolutely delicious!"

JulieMarae User ID: 5549970 45214
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

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

mama4kids User ID: 5786620 35274
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!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 77978
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."

1Heart4Jesus User ID: 2171354 77976
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! :-)"

66chevy User ID: 3848380 71478
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!!"

justgottabezen User ID: 4387974 204106
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2009

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

CessieBRN User ID: 3393562 91158
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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