Three Beef Chili

This dish was my girlfriend’s idea, and we cooked it as a team.  It has a lot of beef and beef flavor, while maintaining it’s Chili texture and flavors as well.  Oddly enough, even with the serrano and jalapeno peppers it isn’t too hot, and is great as a bowl of Chili 3-Way!


  • 1-2 Lb Eye Round Roast (Cubed)
  • 1/2 Onion Roughly Chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Roughly Chopped
  • 2 Bell Peppers Roughly Chopped
  • 1 Serrano Pepper Roughly Chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper Roughly Chopped
  • 2 Can Chili Beans (1 Medium Sauce 1 Mild Sauce)
  • 1 Can Dark Red Kidney Beans (Drained)
  • 2 Cans Diced Tomatoes (1 Can Reduced Sodium 1 Can With Jalapenos)
  • 1 1/2 Cans Tomato Paste
  • 1 – 2 Lbs Ground Beef (Chuck 80 – 20)
  • 1/2 Package Old Wisconsin Beef Sausage Snack Bites
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 Package McCormick Mild Chili Seasoning Mix (and the water it calls for)
  • 2 Tbsp Paula Dean Chili Mix
  • 2 Tbsp Hot Mexican Chili Powder


  1. Add your Chopped Veggies to a Food Processor or Blender and Blend until Diced, but still slightly Chunky
  2. Heat a Crock Pot to High Heat
  3. Add all the Canned Ingredients
  4. Add all the Processed Veggies
  5. Add all the Seasonings EXCEPT the McCormick’s (and the salt)
  6. Salt your Ground Beef and Eye Round Steak, 1 Tbsp for each
  7. Cook your Ground Beef according to the McCormick’s Instructions
  8. Add the Seasoned Beef to the Crock Pot
  9. Cube your Eye Round Steak, removing any Silver Skin on the outside as Silver Skin will not breakdown in the cooking process
  10. Sear your Steak Cubes and Add to the Crock Pot (They should still have pink on some sides when added to the pot)
  11. Add 1/4 Cup water to the Drippings in the Steak Pan and deglaze with a wooden spoon
  12. Add the deglazed steak liquid to the crock pot
  13. Add your Beef Sausages to the Crock Pot
  14. Add 2 Bay Leaves
  15. Switch your Crock Pot to Low and Cook for 8-10 Hours (I got it prepped and then fell asleep)
  16. Switch the Crock Pot to Keep Warm
  17. There should be a deep red layer on top of the Chili, it’s the fat from the steaks
  18. Ladle out the beef fat until you have your desired Chili Texture
  19. Serve over Rice or Pasta and Top with Cheese of your choosing
  20. Enjoy!

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