This slow-cooker beef chili recipe gets a flavor boost from beer and soy sauce

This slow cooker chili couldn’t be easier —there’s very little prep work, and it’s truly a set-it-and-forget-it recipe. A chopped chipotle pepper adds a subtle, smoky heat that’s mellowed by the lager beer that simmers along with the rest of the ingredients. Soy sauce may seem like a surprising addition to chili, but it gives the dish a rounder, meatier flavor.

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Slow-Cooker Beef and Beer Chili
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Slow-Cooker Beef and Beer Chili

Maggie Shi

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Maggie Shi is a writer and editor who lives in New York City. She has written for, iVillage, and Epicurious. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @maggshi.