Classic Red Chili

Classic Red Chili

Servings: Variable  | Prep Time: 20 min | Cooking Time: 12 – 14 min

Perfect for tailgating or a chilly weekend, Classic Red Chili is worth the wait! Chiles, garlic, onions and stew meat create robust flavor.

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Classic Red Chili


  • Star Ranch Angus boneless beef stew meat (about 5 pounds)
  • 10 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 4 Ancho chiles, dry
  • 2 Guajillo chiles, dry
  • 2 Pasilla chiles, dry
  • 2 Spanish onions, halved
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon coriander, ground
  • 1 tablespoon cumin, ground
  • 1 tablespoon oregano, dry
  • 2 tomatoes, whole
  • 3 tablespoons dark, brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 quarts stock or water


  1. Toast chilies on stove in warm oil in a medium pot. Then grill or broil onion, garlic, tomato and spices with the same oil until caramelized.
  2. Puree Step 1 together, and then mix with diced stew meat, salt, black pepper and two quarts of stock or water.
  3. Set slow cooker for 2 hours on high, stir, and then switch to low for 12 hours, the slow cooker will keep it warm until you need it!
  4. Top each bowl with desired garnish, we recommend cheddar, avocado, pickled jalapeno, cilantro and red onion.

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