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whiskey river beef 'n bean chili

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Sher Bird
Bellevue, WA

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 rating)
yield 8 -10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 2 Hr

Ingredients For whiskey river beef 'n bean chili

  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef (or combo of ground beef and pork)
  • 2 clove
    minced garlic (or more, to taste)
  • 2 ea. can
    15-ounce diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 ea. can
    28-ounce tomato sauce
  • 2 ea. lg
    white or yellow onions, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    salsa of your choice
  • 3 ea. can
    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

  • 1
    Brown ground beef (and/or pork) in a skillet along with the minced garlic until no longer pink. Drain.
  • 2
    Put cooked meat in a large soup pot and add tomatoes, tomato sauce, onion, salsa.
  • 3
    Open cans of beans, rinse and drain well. Add to pot.
  • 4
    Add Peppers, spices, sugar, cumin, chili powder, and taco seasoning mix to pan. Add 1/2 bottle of beer if desired. Stir to blend.
  • 5
    Cook 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)
  • 6
    Serve 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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