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


  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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About Whiskey River Beef 'N Bean Chili

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

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