My Cinco de Mayo Chili


Created on Cinco de Mayo. I was in the mood to tweak.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins
12 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 2 pounds ground pork

  • 2 large sweet onions, diced

  • 3 large green onions, chopped

  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer

  • ½ cup chili powder

  • ¼ cup ground cumin

  • 2 ounces fire-roasted diced green chile peppers

  • 2 tablespoons corn meal

  • 1 large dried ancho chile pepper

  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger tequila

  • 6 slices pickled jalapeno pepper, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup frozen fire-roasted corn

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


  1. Heat a large stock pot over medium heat. Cook and stir beef and pork in the pot until completely browned, about 10 minutes. Drain as much grease from the meat mixture as you can and return pot to heat.

  2. Stir sweet onions, green onions, and garlic through the meat mixture; cook and stir until the onions are translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Stir tomatoes, beer, chili powder, cumin, chile peppers, corn meal, ancho chile pepper, tequila, jalapeno pepper, cocoa powder, and salt into the meat mixture. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until the tomatoes are dissolving into the liquid, 1 to 2 hours. Stir corn and black beans into the chili; continue cooking until hot, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

420 Calories
22g Fat
22g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 420
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 745mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 12mg 62%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 721mg 15%

* 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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