Frank's Spicy Alabama Onion Beer Chili


Spicy beef, onion, and beer chili recipe I picked up while in Alabama. Many people have asked me for the recipe so I'm posting it here. Enjoy! Adjust the amount of jalapenos and other spicy things to suit your taste.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Additional Time:
2 days
Total Time:
2 days 2 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck

  • 2 large white onions, chopped

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can beer

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans spicy chili beans

  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™), or to taste

  • cup chili powder

  • 4 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 3 tablespoons red pepper flakes, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Crumble the ground chuck into a skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until evenly browned. Drain grease. Transfer the beef to a large soup pot. Add onions, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beer and chili beans. Season with Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, chili powder, jalapenos, and red pepper flakes, if using.

  2. Cover the pot, and simmer over low heat for 2 hours. Turn off heat, and let cool, then refrigerate for two days. It gets much better with time. Heat and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

369 Calories
14g Fat
40g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 369
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 1395mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 31mg 156%
Calcium 127mg 10%
Iron 8mg 43%
Potassium 1303mg 28%

* 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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