Dawn’s SunFed Slowcooker Chili

Dawn’s SunFed Slowcooker Chili

  • Ground Beef

  • Slow Cook

When SunFed Fan Dawn Thomas starting using our 100% grass fed beef in her secret slow cooker chili recipe, she decided it was too good to keep concealed any longer. (pssst…the secret is just a bit of semi-sweet chocolate. No that’s not a typo. Hey…we haven’t let you down yet, have we?)

Dawn, on behalf of a nation of chili lovers, thank you.

  • 3 Minutes

  • 8 Hours

  • 8.5 Hours

  • 8


  • 1 tablespoon olive or grapeseed oil
  • 2 lbs SunFed Ranch 100% grass fed beef (90/10)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1 poblano chili, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups beef stock (Kettle & Fire or SunFed Ranch brand suggested)
  • 1 (16 oz) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (16 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried cumin
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
  • 3 oz. of semi-sweet, bittersweet, or dark chocolate pieces (a bit more if desired)
  • Salt & pep to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, crumbling beef as it cooks. Drain excess fat. Add garlic, onion, and poblano chili. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender; about 5 minutes.
  2. Place ground beef mixture into a 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in all other ingredients except the chocolate pieces. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours.
  3. Stir in chopped chocolate until blended, and serve. Garnish with sour cream, green onions, corn chips…whatever makes you feel all the feels.

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