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ground beef and beer chili

ground beef and beer chili

Add your favorite beer to a pot of classic ground beef chili for a gameday twist that's rich and warm, perfect for cozy nights in or a football party with friends.

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef chili, beer chili, best chili recipe
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 330kcal


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-12 ounce bottle beer - dark or light
  • 1-15 ounce can kidney beans, drained
  • 1-14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • sour cream, jalapeno peppers, avocado, shredded cheese, sliced radish, fresh cilantro for topping - optional


  • In a Dutch oven or deep pot, heat olive oil to medium-high. Add onion and saute,, stirring frequently, until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add ground beef and continue cooking, breaking meat into pieces as it browns. Add minced garlic cloves and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add remaining spices and combine, stirring together.
  • Add remaining ingredients and cook bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered for 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy.


nutrition info does not include optional toppings.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 20g | Fiber: 3g
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