Monday, October 14, 2013

Crock Pot Root Beer BBQ Chili

Yep. You are reading that correctly. Root Beer BBQ Chili. I was a little skeptical at first but after one of my girl friends went on and on about how great Dr. Pepper Chili was I decided heck why not make it with Root Beer since I am not a fan of Dr. Pepper. My husband looked at me like I was growing horns on my head when he got home from work and I told him what was for dinner. But one bite and he was hooked. Just like I was. This chili is sweet, smoky, and spicy. It was a hit!

Crock Pot Root Beer BBQ Chili
Serves 4
Cal 275, Carbs 21, Fat 8.5, Fiber 3g, Protein 26.2

1 lb lean ground beef (I used 93/7)
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 can petite diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1.5 tbsp. bbq sauce
3/4 cup diet root beer (you can use more or less depending on how sweet you would like it)
1 tbsp. liquid smoke (optional, but I love the flavor)
1 chipotle pepper, finely chopped

In a large saucepan brown ground beef and onion. Drain. Add in remaining ingredients and transfer to your crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, crackers and cilantro if desired. Enjoy!


  1. This looks delicious saw your recipe on Tasty Tuesdays! MInes the spooky spider dip! :)

  2. I've made root beer pulled pork, but never chili. Loving root beer, I think I'd love it! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  3. Yummy!! I've seen lots of these root beer recipes but never tried any- this will have to be my first, looks so yummy! Thanks for linking with us for WDW!

  4. Wow, using root beer in chili! I had never thought about that before, but it looks delicious!

    Thanks for sharing at Wine’d Down Wednesday! Pinning your post to our WDW Pinterest board to share with our followers! Hope to see you back at the party next week!
    Kristin @


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