Football Chili


A fantastic chili that builds up in heat as you eat. Perfect for football. I won a chili cook off with this recipe. I make it in this size batch so I can freeze the leftovers. A friend gave me this recipe over 10 years ago and I have tweaked it over time. Serve with shredded cheese and/or oyster crackers. It is also good over pasta.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
10 servings


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 2 green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 large sweet onion, diced

  • 1 (46 fluid ounce) can tomato juice

  • 3 (14 ounce) cans mild chili beans (such as Brooks®)

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans hot chili beans (such as Brooks®)

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle dark beer

  • 6 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 3 bay leaves


  1. Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot stockpot until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain. Add green bell pepper and onion to ground beef; saute until vegetables are tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Stir tomato juice, mild chili beans, hot chili beans, beer, chili powder, garlic salt, vinegar, allspice, red pepper flakes, and bay leaves into ground beef mixture. Cover stockpot with a lid and simmer at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

412 Calories
15g Fat
47g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 412
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 1872mg 81%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 12g 43%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 53mg 264%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 1370mg 29%

* 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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