Russian Chili


A bold twist to a traditional favorite. This recipe would have even pleased Stalin.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

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

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans

  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef until brown. Drain and let cool. Rinse with water. Drain.

  2. In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion, bell pepper and celery in oil until just tender. Stir in ground beef, beer, water, chili powder, salt, pepper, parsley and cumin. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes.

  3. Stir in tomato paste and cook 10 minutes more.

  4. Stir in kidney beans and heat through. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

422 Calories
26g Fat
20g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 422
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 393mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 19mg 96%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 641mg 14%

* 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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