Great on cold nights. Add crushed saltines into your bowl before putting the chili in if you like it thicker.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
4 hrs 10 mins
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Crumble ground beef into the skillet; add onion. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly and completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease. Transfer beef and onion to a slow cooker.

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  • Stir tomato sauce, kidney beans, pinto beans, beer, diced tomatoes, green chilies, chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper into the beef and onion.

  • Cook on High 4 to 5 hours.

Cook's Note:

This can also be cooked in the slow cooker set to Low for 8 to 10 hours.

Nutrition Facts

305 calories; protein 21.5g 43% DV; carbohydrates 29.8g 10% DV; fat 10.2g 16% DV; cholesterol 45.9mg 15% DV; sodium 1329.6mg 53% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2013
Very good chili--tasty, but heavy on the liquid, and I didn't use 2 cups of beer. I used 1 can of beer, which amounts to about 1 1/2 cups. I think I'd cut back on the beer and make sure the beans are drained next time. I like my chili thicker and less runny. Makes a ton--as most soups and chili's do--so it's a good thing we liked it. Hubs had 2 servings. I did use half the amount of meat and added lots of garlic. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2013
This was pretty good but I added a few things to kick up the flavor. I used chipotle peppers instead of the chili powder to give it a smokey flavor plus I added some garlic about 1/4 cup of brown sugar and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. I also added another can of kidney beans since 2 lbs of beef was a lot of meat. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2013
This was pretty good but I added a few things to kick up the flavor. I used chipotle peppers instead of the chili powder to give it a smokey flavor plus I added some garlic about 1/4 cup of brown sugar and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. I also added another can of kidney beans since 2 lbs of beef was a lot of meat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2013
Very good chili--tasty, but heavy on the liquid, and I didn't use 2 cups of beer. I used 1 can of beer, which amounts to about 1 1/2 cups. I think I'd cut back on the beer and make sure the beans are drained next time. I like my chili thicker and less runny. Makes a ton--as most soups and chili's do--so it's a good thing we liked it. Hubs had 2 servings. I did use half the amount of meat and added lots of garlic. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2013
This was decent chili although not particularly memorable. I'm still on the lookout for something that really packs a punch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2019
1 lb Chuck Steak, 1 lb Italian sausage substituted for ground beef. Omitted salt. 1 tb Chipolte chili powder instead of 2 tb regular chili powder. 1.5 cups dried beans substitutd for each of the canned beans. 2 bottles of beer instead of 1.5 cups. Added 2 tsp mexican oregano. So yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2017
Awesome chili with just the right amount of spiciness to it. Not too hot but just right. The flavor is delicious too. We'll definitely be making this again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2017
Very nice I used 1 bottle of beer and added garlic for flavor and a little sugar to cut the tomato acid. I recommend using more beans and also adding a little corn starch for a thicker chili. The Hubs loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2016
I would've given it 5 stars except for the fact that it came out so watery other than that it was probably the best chili I ever made! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2017
good stuff modified it a bit by adding zuchinni and yellow squash a full can of beer a handful of baby white potatoes and a bag of pearl onions...thickened up nicely and a very hearty meal Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/11/2017
It just seemed to be missing something tried adding some more chili powder cumin and also some hot sauce I think maybe the beer put a different twist on it that just didn't appeal to me. Read More