Tammy's Texas Chilli

Tammy Brownlow


I've been making this for years - I just never thought to write it down. Not too spicy - just a nice kick. So many amazing flavors are infused...chorizo, coffee, beer, 2 types of peppers and a great punch of tomato flavor. It's easy enough to make on a week night but special enough for the big game night. Enjoy this with tortilla chips, sour cream and sharp cheddar cheese...oh and don't forget your beer!


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15 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


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  • 1 lb
    ground beef, 80/20
  • 1/2 lb
  • 1/3 c
    kidney beans, dry soaked overnight
  • 1/3 c
    pinto beans, dry soaked overnight
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes 14.5 oz, undrained
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 medium
    onion diced
  • 1
    bell pepper diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 large
    hatch pepper, diced
  • 2 large
    pickeled jalapenos, diced
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 3 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    ancho chili powder
  • 1
    12oz beer - like coors
  • 1/2 c
    strong brewed coffee
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • FIX'ENS:

  • 1 c
    shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1 c
    hatch and tomatillo salsa - my kicked up salsa verde recipe on jap
  • ·
    tortilla chips, or fritos

How to Make Tammy's Texas Chilli


  1. In a dutch oven brown ground beef with chorizo, onion, bell pepper, hatch pepper, garlic and jalepeno.
  2. Add chili powders and cumin. Stir and cook until onion is translucent.
  3. Add beer, canned tomatoes and juice,ketchup, and coffee. Turn heat down and simmer for an hour.
  4. While chili is simmering cook your beans until tender about an hour.
  5. Drain beans and add them to the chili. Taste for seasoning add salt and pepper as desired.
  6. Serve with your favorite fix'ens.

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About Tammy's Texas Chilli

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #Texas style

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