Stew Meat Chili

With the onset of colder weather, one of the first things that come to mind for comfort is soup. And this stew meat chili is guaranteed to warm you up!
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 8
Author Leah @ Beyer Beware


  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 lbs stew meat
  • 1 bottle of beer or 2 cups beef broth
  • 1, 28 ounces can crushed tomatoes
  • 1, 10 ounces can Rotel
  • 1, 14.5 ounces can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons chili seasoning


  1. Fry bacon in the bottom of a large stock pot. Once crisp, remove and reserve for later leaving grease in the pot.
  2. Add garlic, onions, peppers to bacon grease and saute until softened.
  3. Stir stew meat into sauteed veggies. Add a chili powder to begin getting the heat going. Brown the edges of the meat just slightly for some caramelization flavor.
  4. Pour the beer over top of the stew meat and let braise for 20-30 minutes.
  5. When meat is tender and juices run clear, add canned tomato products. Add three tablespoons of chili seasoning and bacon reserved earlier.
  6. Let simmer for at least an hour. If meat doesn't fall apart use a knife or salad chopper to shred.
  7. Serve with your favorite toppings.