Warm and welcoming, a slow cooker chock full of chilli is a great addition to any buffet. Get your guests to customise their bowls of chilli by adding bowls of garnishes.



  • 1 (3-pound) pot roast
  • 2 large red onions, diced
  • 3 red peppers, diced
  • 10 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chipotles, from canned chipotles
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Garnishes for buffet: thinly sliced spring onions, diced tomatoes, tortilla chips, chopped olives, sliced jalapeƱos



  1. Preheat slow cooker to high.
  2. Add pot roast, onions, peppers, garlic, chipotles, cumin, tomatoes and chicken broth. Cover and cook for 6 hours or until pot roast is falling apart.
  3. Pull pot roast with 2 forks to shred meat into chunks, and add meat back to slow cooker with beans. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Continue cooking for 1 hour until beans and sauce are hot.
  4. Display garnishes in bowls with slow cooker and allow guests to customize their chili.