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Freeze-Dried Texas Slow Cooker Chili


ūüĆ∂ÔłŹSpice up your freeze-drying experience with our latest recipe: Texas-Style Chili!¬†

Texas Chili Extravaganza: ūüĆ∂ÔłŹ Bold spices, succulent beef, and a burst of flavors now in freeze-dried form! Your favorite slow-cooked Texas Chili is ready whenever and wherever you are. ‚õļūüŹěÔłŹ


For the Chili:

  • 1‚Äď2 tablespoons avocado or vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds beef chuck roast, fat trimmed, cut into 3-inch cubes
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt (1 teaspoon per pound of meat, more to taste)
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • Two 4.5-ounce cans green chiles
  • One 14-ounce can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes

For Toppings:

  • Green onions
  • Sour cream
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Chips or cornbread


  1. Prep Everything:

    • Chop, measure, and get everything all set up first.
  2. Brown the Beef:

    • Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over high heat.
    • Toss the cut beef chunks with salt.
    • Add the beef to the pot and let it cook, undisturbed, for a few minutes on each side until it gets nice and browned. You may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your pan.
    • Remove beef chunks and transfer to the slow cooker.
  3. Saute Onions and Garlic:

    • Add onions and garlic (and a bit more oil if needed); saut√© until golden and softened. This process should lift a lot of yummy browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add Spices:

    • Add the brown sugar and spices; saut√© for 3-5 minutes until nice and fragrant.
  5. Add Tomatoes and Chiles:

    • Add green chiles and crushed tomatoes; simmer for 3-5 minutes until bubbly and delicious.
  6. Cook Low and Slow:

    • Pour the tomato mixture into the slow cooker over the beef chunks; gently nudge them around so they are surrounded in the sauce.
    • Cook on high for 4-ish hours or low for 8 hours.
  7. Serve:

    • Shred the beef into big tender chunks (you should be able to do this directly in the slow cooker) and season with more salt to taste.
    • Serve with sour cream, cheddar, green onions, and cornbread.

Enjoy the rich and robust flavors of Texas-style chili, freeze-dried for your convenience! Perfect for those moments when you crave a hearty, slow-cooked masterpiece on the go.


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