The Best Homemade Chili

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  • 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

    Sodium32% DV770mg
    Fat40% DV26g
    Protein47% DV24g
    Carbs5% DV15g
    Fiber20% DV5g
    Calories390Calories from Fat230
    Total Fat26g40%
    Saturated Fat9g45%
    Trans Fat1g
    Calories from Fat230
    Total Carbohydrate15g5%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A40%
    Vitamin C60%

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


    Patience Kijem a day ago
    my family loved it.😋😋 Some pictures of some ingredients and sizzling chilli.
    Brigitte Warde 4 days ago
    Great, we used ground turkey, no bacon or peppers. Rotel, and Sam Adams beer. Increased the cumin and chili powder. Very good.
    Shannon R. 4 days ago
    It was so yummy!! :)
    Jessica Gaetz 4 days ago
    Definately nice to have a change of pace. Love that this doesnt have noodles or rice and is filled with veggies! Cooked it early and let it simmer most of the day until supper. Made with fried bread❤
    Debbie 8 days ago
    Great chili. I upped the spices a bit as I like my chili spicy but otherwise a very good recipe for me. I definitely will make it again.
    Tara M 20 days ago
    Excellent chili recipe! I used only 2 lbs of ground beef and no bell peppers. Adjusted spices accordingly (2/3 of each).
    Jennifer M. a month ago
    Turned out really well but had to double beans and tomatoes. Added a little more spices. Too much meat compared to everything else.
    Raya a month ago
    Absolute best chilli! My husband and his football/hockey buddies beg me to make it!
    Krystal Woznicki a month ago
    Honestly best batch of chili I’ve ever made tweaked a bit mostly added a lb of hot sausage and 1.5lb of beef stew meat but the flavor is incredible my go-to from now on
    Lucas a month ago
    This might be the best chili we have made although we made some modifications: instead of chipotle, as part of the diced tomatoes used 10oz cans of Ro-Tel and one was Green Chile and Chipotle and one was Fire Roasted - gave a great Smokey taste. We also used two different kinds of bacon, one maple, one smoked. Lastly, we decided to slow cook it in the insta pot over 5 hours. Great recipe and thanks for sharing with us!
    Mama Manning a month ago
    My husband and I loved this recipe! We tweaked it to our liking, but it was a great foundation that we needed to make our own Chili from scratch. We used 2 Jalapeños (seeded) and diced instead of a green bell pepper, we used 1 yellow bell pepper. Used 1 TBS of Cayenne. Used Corona instead of Bud Light. Added cilantro, 1 squeezed fresh lime, 1/2 TBS of Oregano and added extra garlic powder. We topped our individual bowls of Chile with Sour Cream, Mexican shredded cheese and diced avocado. We will definitely be making this again!
    Constance C. a month ago
    Turned out great!! Whole family loved it!! Will make it again.
    Roberto Rosas a month ago
    This is the most meaty chili i've ever made
    casey marck 2 months ago
    It was really good. My son who absolutely wont eat onions and peppers didn’t even notice them in the chili! It was so yummy. Will use as my go to recipe!
    Vivien Chung 2 months ago
    It was amazing!! Whole family loved it. I didn’t add beer but it was still delicious. The only little comment was from hubby who found it a bit tangy but he still ate 2+ bowls.
    Mike Levy 2 months ago
    Super tasty! I found it really meat heavy which did make delicious, but to increase cost efficiency, next time I’ll double or triple the tomatoes and beans. Definitively a keeper!
    Hi Eloisa 2 months ago
    Everybody loved it. I am making it again. It was very easy. Taste great.
    Nicole 3 months ago
    Very good and tasty ! Will make again
    Dallan Shovlin 3 months ago
    Delish. Best chilli I've made. 20/10
    Jarod Wolfe 3 months ago
    Hands down the best chili recipe out there
    Sebena 4 months ago
    I left out the onions and added beef broth. I used a Corona. We will definitely be making this again.
    Jeff Cook 5 months ago
    Pretty easy and excellent flavors.
    Michael B. 6 months ago
    always comes out great. i add 2 tbsp of chipotle powder and 2 tbsp of jalapeno powder for that extra heat.
    Raquel J. 6 months ago
    it turned out great. just added some seasoning salt to taste.
    antoinette m. 7 months ago
    Awesome needs nothing else
    Paul McVicar 7 months ago
    Perfect! Eat it right away, freeze for later or next day - it was wonderful!
    Paul D. 7 months ago
    any recipe that atarts with a pound of bacon and ends with a beer is likely to win.
    Chris Hatfield 8 months ago
    Loved it! We were worried this would be too greasy with the bacon and ground beef (85/15 mix), but it all balanced out.
    Mackenzie D. 8 months ago
    SO good. I didn’t add bacon, and only used 1lb of ground beef so I scaled everything else accordingly as well. So tasty!!
    Missy 8 months ago
    Amazing!! Easy and so full of taste