Whiskey River Beef 'N Bean Chili

Whiskey River Beef 'n Bean Chili Recipe

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Sher Bird


A great recipe for a good basic chili, that is easy to adapt to your own personal taste. Always a winner. Cook on the stove or in your crock pot.

★★★★★ 1 vote
20 Min
2 Hr


2 lb
lean ground beef (or combo of ground beef and pork)
2 clove
minced garlic (or more, to taste)
2 ea. can(s)
15-ounce diced tomatoes with juice
1 ea. can(s)
28-ounce tomato sauce
2 ea. large
white or yellow onions, chopped
1/2 c
salsa of your choice
3 ea. can(s)
15-ounce beans of your choice (kidney, chili, black, etc.)
2 ea.
bell peppers, chopped (green, red or yellow)
1/8 tsp
ground cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp
each: oregano; black pepper; celery salt, brown sugar
2 tsp
ground cumin powder
1/4 c
chili powder
1 Tbsp
taco seasoning powder
1/2 bottle
your favorite kind of beer or ale (optional- not necessary if you do not like using alcohol)
garnishes such as sour cream, guacamole, grated cheese, jalapeno pepper slices, etc.

How to Make Whiskey River Beef 'N Bean Chili


  • 1Brown ground beef (and/or pork) in a skillet along with the minced garlic until no longer pink. Drain.
  • 2Put cooked meat in a large soup pot and add tomatoes, tomato sauce, onion, salsa.
  • 3Open cans of beans, rinse and drain well. Add to pot.
  • 4Add Peppers, spices, sugar, cumin, chili powder, and taco seasoning mix to pan. Add 1/2 bottle of beer if desired. Stir to blend.
  • 5Cook on stove top on low (stirring often) for 2 hours. Chili is even better if refrigerated overnight and reheated next day. *(or cook in crockpot for 6-8 hours on low)
  • 6Serve in bowls and garnish with sour cream, chopped scallions,grated cheese, guacamole and/or slices of jalapeno peppers, if desired. Tastes great with some homemade corn bread.

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About Whiskey River Beef 'N Bean Chili

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #beans, #ground