• 1 pound bacon (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 onions (large, diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chipotle (powder, Use 1.5 tablespoons if you like it spicy)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can beer (or bottle, I use Coors Light)
  • 14 ounces black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 14 ounces red kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 24 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 24 ounces diced tomatoes
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NutritionView more



Calories470Calories from Fat230
Total Fat26g40%
Saturated Fat9g45%
Trans Fat1g
Calories from Fat230
Total Carbohydrate29g10%
Dietary Fiber8g32%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Kara 2 days ago
The best chili ever. We top it with cheddar cheese and corn chips and sour cream....awesome. The last time I made it I only had 4 cans of rotel tomatoes, 1 can of tomatoe paste and doubled the beer...still delicious.
Virginia 23 Jun
great. super easy and delicious. i didnt use the beer but still good.
Angie B. 5 Jun
I personally don't put so much ground beef in, it seems excessive. I also don't use the bell pepper, but that's just me. i love the flavor and texture.
Kathie L. 17 May
Quite good. It is a keeper
loved it! The bacon is genius.
great beer makes it all tast goid
Joe S. 9 Apr
Turned out well! Needed to add a little extra salt and pepper but other than that real great recipe. Quite a bit of food so I put some in the fridge and the rest in the freezer.
it was pretty good. nothing special, just yoir run of tje mill chilli. woild make again
Brian W. 25 Mar
Very good! I used tofu instead of meat and replaced the beans with grapes and ... OH COME ON PEOPLE! It’s chili! Follow the recipe and have some excellent chili! I made it a bit spicy but it’s good if you have any beer left to cool down the heat after eating it I was concerned about cooking raw meat in the vegetables but it works out, just keep an eye on it to make sure it all cooks through
Reed 18 Mar
It was awesome! Best chili I’ve ever made!
Awesome! Best ever- use Guinness!
Champ 4 Mar
Pretty, pretty, pretty good
Stephee H 22 Feb
Love this recipe, have done it more than once and everyone loved it
Renita H. 11 Feb
Delicious! I added a 1/4 cup of brown sugar and that sent it over the top to chili heaven. 😍 I will definitely be making it again.
Made with chicken, no bacon, added green chilies, cooked in crockpot. Used an Octoberfest beer. Very good. Filled up the crock pot to the rim so make sure you have a large one.
Vibhat N. 4 Feb
It has become a family staple!
Anne N. 4 Feb
Was told this was the best chili I had ever made:)
Franky 31 Jan
Best chilli we’ve ever had So good!!!
Andie B. 26 Jan
Awesome! Made as is which I never do that and it turned out amazing
Definitely my go to chili receipt
Mika M. 18 Jan
My family loved every bite!
Leigh m. 16 Jan
My entire family LOVES this recipe.....which is not an easy task, most days. My kids range from 3 to 10 and it was loved by all. I also made it for a big group and got compliments from almost everyone. This is a keeper to make over and over!
The cans of beans and tomatoes I found were all an ounce or two over recommended, so i spent the last 30 minutes of cook time with the lid off and it reduced down to a great water content level. Next time I will chop up a jalapeño or two to throw into the mix instead of the chipotle powder.
Tastes good, very meaty, I will use less beef if I make it again. Your run of the mill chili, nothing overly noteworthy about it, but still makes a nice meal.
Andrea C. 3 Jan
Had to tweak it a bit added chopped ham instead of bacon and I didn't have cayenne pepper. Added Yellow and Orange peppers in place of the green and red. Used Corona beer and it smells delicious already!
Cassandra Werner 11 Dec 2017
This was fantastic. I opted for a hearty tablespoon of the chipotle powder and added a jalapeno. It was just spicy enougg to taste but not over power. Recommend for sure.
Jen Francis 7 Dec 2017
Added a jalapeño pepper for some additional heat. Otherwise, perfect as is!
Jeri S. 24 Nov 2017
This is amazing! I made this for my husband and his work crew and everyone loved it! Thank you for sharing!
Hunsaker 14 Nov 2017
my wife & I won 1st🥇place @ our neighborhood halloween🎃🕸 👻block party & chili cook off with over 20 contestants entered in the chili cook off😁our whole family loved💜it too!
Tess 12 Nov 2017
I made this twice already, and every time my husband would say, DELICIOUS!! It’s the best chili beans I ever ate.