Slow Cooker Fire Roasted Brisket Chili: A Hearty and Delicious Recipe

Chili season is here! There’s nothing quite as comforting as a warm bowl of chili on a crisp autumn day. If you’re looking for a new go-to chili recipe, look no further. Our slow cooker brisket chili, made with fire roasted tomatoes and pinto beans, is incredibly hearty, super smoky, and bursting with flavor. It just might become your new favorite chili recipe too!

Slow Cooker Fire Roasted Brisket Chili

Let’s Get Cooking!

The secret to our mouthwatering brisket chili lies in the slow cooking process. The night before, simply place the brisket in the slow cooker and let it cook overnight until it becomes tender and fall-apart delicious. In the morning, you can choose to shred or chop the brisket according to your preference.

Slow Cooker with Brisket and Peppers

Next, gather all the ingredients and add them to the slow cooker. You can cook the chili for a few hours on high or let it simmer all day on low for maximum flavor. We recommend sautéing the onions and peppers in the same crock before adding them to the slow cooker to enhance the depth of flavor. However, if you’re short on time, feel free to skip this step.

Slow Cooker with Brisket, Fire Roasted Tomatoes, and Pinto Beans

The Key Ingredients

To achieve the utmost deliciousness in our brisket chili, we rely on a few key ingredients:

Fire roasted tomatoes: These charred and smoky diced tomatoes add a wonderful depth of flavor to the chili. They’re our go-to choice for maximum taste.

Pinto beans: We love the creaminess and size of pinto beans, but you can use any bean variety you prefer. Kidney beans or black beans work just as well.

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Spices: A blend of smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder, dried oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes adds a perfect balance of smokiness and heat to the chili.

Beer or stock: For an extra burst of flavor and richness, we recommend adding a splash of beer to the chili. If you prefer, you can use stock instead.

Brisket: The star of the show! Whether you choose to chop or shred the brisket, it’s the key ingredient that makes this chili truly outstanding.

Slow Cooker Fire Roasted Brisket Chili

Toppings to Elevate Your Chili Game

Toppings are crucial when it comes to enjoying chili. For a quick weeknight meal, classic toppings like cheddar cheese, chives or scallions, and plain Greek yogurt or sour cream will do the trick. If you have more time to spare, consider going all out with tortilla chips or tater tots, avocado, jalapeños, pico de gallo, cornbread, pickled onions, and corn.

Delicious Brisket Chili


1. Can I freeze the leftover chili?
Absolutely! This chili freezes exceptionally well, making it perfect for meal prepping or enjoying on another day. The flavors tend to meld together even more, resulting in an even more delicious chili.

2. What are some other chili recipes I can try?
If you’re in the mood for more chili variations, we have plenty of options for you. Check out our game day beer chili, weeknight maple turkey chili, fire and ice chili, buffalo chicken chili, or butternut squash quinoa chili for a flavor-packed experience. There’s a chili recipe for every mood!


Our slow cooker fire roasted brisket chili is the ultimate comfort food, perfect for cozy nights in and gathering with loved ones. The combination of fire roasted tomatoes, pinto beans, and tender brisket creates a smoky, hearty, and downright delicious chili that will satisfy your taste buds. Give it a try and discover why it might just become your new favorite chili recipe!

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