This hearty Super Good Chili with Beer is perfect for lunch or dinner. Serve with grated cheese, rice or make a chili dog!
This recipe is an oldie! It’s been my go-to chili recipe for years and just like the title says, it Super Good Chili! I clipped the recipe from the Honolulu Advertiser back in the 80’s when I was a newlywed, experimenting with easy dishes, and trying to stretch our grocery money into a couple of meals!
One of the ingredients in this recipe is beer. I’m not much of a beer drinker, but I’ll enjoy a glass with spicy Mexican food or pizza, and since my hubby brews beer, I’ll definitely sample his creations!
Super-Good Chili with Beer
A hearty bowl of chili garnished with grated cheese, served over rice or made into a chili dog!
- 1 Tablespoon canola oil
- 2 pounds ground beef or turkey
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cumin
- 1 (12 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (16 ounce) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (16 ounce) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (12 ounce) bottle of beer
- 1 (4 ounce) diced green chiles
- 1 Tablespoon hot pepper sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- cheese for garnish and any toppings you like
I have never used any specific brand or preferred ale over a lager. I use whatever beer we have in the refrigerator. There are definitely subtle hints of hops and malt though this chili. It blends nicely with the spices.
I promise you that no one is going to get tipsy eating this dish. Well, at least no one I’ve ever served this to has! 😉
I like adding cheese to my chili. What are your favorite toppings?
You also might like to serve these delicious Jalapeño Cheddar Bacon Cornbread Muffins with this chili from The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch!
Beer and chili – normally I drink it with the chili but I’ve never made it with the beer. Great idea!
The beer really adds a nice flavor. For some reason I only make this during the Fall season.
I love cooking with beer and this chili is calling my name! Tasty and delicious!
Dan from Platter Talk
Looks great and I have never used beer to flavor chili. I think this makes delicious sense!
This sounds like perfect comfort food!
I would have never thought to add beer to chili. It sounds so good!!!
Now that’s one good chili! I love that you put beer in the chili! Its very creative and delicious.
I loved the addition of the green chilis (and the beer of course) to this chili… it added such a great flavor!! Im definitely going to keep making this one!
debi at Life Currents
I haven’t made chili in a long time. Now I need to try your recipe!
We love this one because it’s so easy and we usually have some beer 😉
Chili is one of my favorite dishes! So much flavor, warmth and comfort in this meal. Cant wait to try your recipe!
Chili is one of my favorite soups. I have never added beer to mine, but you can bet I am trying it!
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We are big chili fans in my house and I love the addition of beer! I also love how quick and easy your recipe is!
Heather @ SugarDish(Me)
I love cooking with beer. Chili with beer is AWESOME!!!
So excited for hearty meals and cool weather– it was 54 here this morning! Awesome chili recipe, Sandra!!!
I cooked chilli for dinner tonight. I love it as everyone in the family will eat it. I’ve never made it with beer though. I’d be interested to give your Honolulu version a try xx