Jen's Hearty Three Meat Chili


You have never had chili like this before! I am always being asked to make it for football games or just anytime friends and family get together! It is a compilation of many recipes I have tried over the years. Betcha' you've never had chili like this before!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound hot or sweet Italian sausage

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 1 ½ pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) bottle dark beer

  • 2 cups water

  • ¼ cup chili powder, or to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • salt and black pepper to taste

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste (Optional)

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained (Optional)


  1. Cook and stir sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until browned. Drain; place sausage in a pot large enough to hold all ingredients. In same skillet, cook and stir onion with ground beef over medium heat until beef is browned and onions are tender; drain and add to the large pot.

  2. In same skillet, cook and stir stew beef over medium heat until browned. Without draining, pour stew beef into the large pot.

  3. Pour tomatoes, beer, and water into the pot with meats. Stir in chili powder, red pepper, white pepper, sugar, and cinnamon. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Simmer until stew beef is very tender, at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally and adding more water as needed. If you prefer a thicker chili, thicken as needed with tomato paste. If using kidney beans, add them 10 minutes before serving, just in time to heat through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

620 Calories
36g Fat
25g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 620
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 805mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 782mg 17%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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