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beef chili with beans topped with salsa

Heartburn Worthy Spicy Chili con Carne with Beans

  • Author: Spicepaw
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: serves 6-8 1x


The American classic of chili con carne with beans, slowly cooked beef and beans, tomatoes and lots of spice. My favorite recipe for chili. #chili #recipes #spicy #beef


  • 12 tbsp of oil
  • 2 medium onions (diced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (diced)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (or more if you are so inclined)
  • 500 g  (about 18 oz) of lean ground beef
  • 12 small chopped red chilies or chopped pickled jalapeño
  • 165 ml (6 oz) (about half a can) of dark beer  (I prefer Guinness)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 400 g (14 oz) can of kidney beans
  • 1 400 g (14 oz) can of white beans
  • 2 400 g (14 oz) cans of chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp Mexican chili powder
  • 1 tsp red chile pepper powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tsp salt (or more to taste)


  1. In a large pot, sauté diced onions and diced green pepper together in 1-2 tbsp of oil over medium heat in a covered large pot. Cook until onions are transparent and beginning to brown.
  2. Uncover, add garlic, stir and cook for about a minute.
  3. Add 500g of ground beef and stir, cooking with the onions and peppers.
  4. Add chopped chilies and stir.
  5. Once the meat has browned, add cumin, Mexican chili powder, red chile powder, smoked paprika and oregano.  Mix well and cook for 1-2 min.
  6. Add half a can of dark beer and beef broth, stir.
  7. Increase heat to medium-high and cook for 2-3 minutes until some of the liquid has evaporated.
  8. Once the liquid has reduced, add beans, chopped tomatoes and water.  Mix and bring to boil then reduce heat to low.
  9. Cook for 1-2 hours or until chili has reached the desired consistency.
  10. Add salt to taste. This should be 1-2 tsp of salt depending on what kind of salt you use and personal taste.
  • Category: Chili
  • Method: slow cooking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Chili, beans, beef, spicy

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