The Best Chili Recipe


  • ▢2 pounds lean ground beef
  • ▢1 onion diced
  • ▢1 jalapeno seeded and finely diced
  • ▢4 cloves garlic minced
  • ▢2 ½ tablespoons chili powder  divided (or to taste)
  • ▢1 teaspoon cumin
  • ▢1 green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • ▢14 ½ ounces crushed tomatoes canned
  • ▢19 ounces kidney beans canned, drained & rinsed
  • ▢14 ½ ounces diced tomatoes with juice
  • ▢1 ½ cups beef broth
  • ▢1 cup beer
  • ▢1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ▢1 tablespoon brown sugar optional
  • ▢salt and pepper to taste


  •  Combine ground beef and 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder.
  • In a large pot, brown ground beef, onion, jalapeno, and garlic. Drain any fat.
  • Add in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 45-60 minutes or until chili has reached desired thickness.
  • Top with cheddar cheese, green onions, cilantro or other favorite toppings.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 1/2 cupsBeer can be replaced with extra broth.Any ground meat will work in this recipe.Optional toppings: sour cream, red or green onion, cheese, jalapenos, cilantro, avocado & lime wedges, tortilla chips


Calories: 395, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 77mg, Sodium: 283mg, Potassium: 1066mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 870IU, Vitamin C: 26.2mg, Calcium: 86mg, Iron: 6.2mg