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  • 4 star values: 3
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A smoky, spicy, hearty chili with bacon and ground beef. Serve with your choice of toppings--sour cream and Cheddar cheese work well.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until bacon begins to brown, about 4 minutes. Add onion, cover, and cook until translucent, 4 to 8 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir for 2 minutes.

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  • Increase heat to medium-high. Add ground beef and cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 6 to 10 minutes. Stir in chili powder, paprika, cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper; cook for 2 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, beer, tomato sauce, Worcestershire, and hot sauce; stir well.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover partially and cook until reduced, 30 to 45 minutes. Stir in black and kidney beans. Cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Cook's Note:

Use a medium-bodied beer, such as a lager or ale.

Nutrition Facts

401 calories; protein 27.6g; carbohydrates 36g; fat 14.8g; cholesterol 64.4mg; sodium 1471.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2020
The smell of bacon and onion cooking together is enough to love this recipe, but the taste was a winner! I used chili beans and chili tomatoes as i didn't have the fire roasted. I also added 2 tsp of ACV as the other reviewer recommended. The ground beef I use has little fat so I didnt have any issues with extra fat juices. We will make this one again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2020
11.27.20 The one thing that I would do differently in the future is drain the ground beef after it has browned. There’s a whole layer of fat sitting there that could be eliminated. I followed this recipe to the letter with the exception of using regular paprika and substituting Tabasco® for the chipotle hot sauce (just personal taste preference). I did add about a tablespoon of cider vinegar which brightened the flavor a bit and added just a pinch of sugar. Nice Friday night, post-Thanksgiving dinner. Nick Wilson, thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2021
Great recipe - easy to make! I didn't add cheese or sour cream - when serving I spinkled each bowl with corn chips. I also added 1/2 tsp liquid smoke to the pot for a smokier flavour. Read More
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