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Preview the BET Hip Hop Awards with Modelo Beer Chili Recipe

Chef Mali Wilson mixes up a slow cooker beer chili, perfect for a BET Awards viewing party.

Get ready for tonight's BET Hip Hop Awards with this award-winning chili recipe! Chef Mali Wilson mixes up a slow cooker chili, perfect for the star-studded night.

Easy Slow Cooker Modelo Beer Chili

This slow cooker chili is so yummy and can be made with veggie crumbles, ground beef, or turkey. A bottle of your favorite beer (I love Modelo Negra) gives it a rich flavor, with an assortment of pinto beans, kidney & black beans, onion, tomato, jalapeno pepper and spices.


  • 1/2 cup Modelo Negra
  • One cup ground meat of your choice
  • 1 1/2 cups of an assortment of pinto, kidney, & black beans
  • 8 tablespoons diced onion -- 6 for slow cooker, 2 for toppings
  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce, with garlic added. (Eliminates another ingredient)
  • One small chopped jalapeño pepper -- half for slow cooker and other for topping 
  • Chili spices -- buy pre-packaged to keep it simple
  • One large chopped fresh tomato

Try adding crackers, green onion, vegan cheese and sour cream for delicious toppings.

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  1. Brown your meat with grilled onions, add to the crockpot (unless it's veggie meat -- wait to add until the end, so it doesn’t get mushy)
  2. Add diced tomatoes (drained), spaghetti sauce, beans (drained), jalapeno pepper and beer; chili seasoning and/or salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Lightly stir ingredients
  4. Cook on high heat for 4-5 hours or low heat for 7-8 hours. Reduce heat and remove lid, prior to serving to allow for it to thicken.
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