Sharon's Awesome Chicago Chili


Every time I make this chili, people beg for the recipe. My husband wants this made at least once a month. It is delicious topped with shredded Cheddar cheese and sour cream.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
10 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 4 (14.5 ounce) cans kidney beans

  • 4 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) bottle beer

  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle tomato-based chili sauce

  • 1 large white onion, chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons chili seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon oregano

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Place the ground beef in a large pot and cook over medium heat until evenly brown. Drain off the excess fat.

  2. Mix in the kidney beans, diced tomatoes, beer, chili sauce, onion, garlic, chili seasoning, black pepper, garlic powder, onion, cayenne pepper, oregano, sugar, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 4 hours, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

389 Calories
12g Fat
41g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 389
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 890mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 12g 44%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 8mg 44%
Potassium 462mg 10%

* 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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