Tommy's Chili

Tommy's Chili Recipe

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Tommy Curtis


A lot of people have been asking for this recipe and I couldn't think of a better way to share than with y'all. Its really easy to make and makes a lot! This chili is very mild. You can add hotter peppers if you want but this is great for kids too.


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35 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    ground round or ground sirloin (the leaner the better)
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1
    large sweet onion
  • 1 bunch
  • 2 bottle
    beer, shiner bock works best
  • 4 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1
    juice of one lime
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried parsley flakes
  • 5 Tbsp
    mexene chili powder
  • 3 Tbsp
    cumin, ground
  • 2 can(s)
    fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 tsp
    hickory or pecan liquid smoke. ( i use the pecan)
  • 2 can(s)
    ranch style beans
  • 2 can(s)
    chopped green chilies
  • 1 lb
    colby cheese, cubed
  • 1 bag(s)
    tortilla chips or scoop corn chips
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp

How to Make Tommy's Chili


  1. Brown your hamburger meat it a large pot in the olive oil. Drain any fat away, if you use really lean meat you don't have to drain at all.
  2. Add the entire chopped onion, the garlic and half of the bunch of cilantro, and the lime juice, cook until the onion is done.
  3. Add beer, the entire cans of tomatoes, one cans of green chilies, all the remaining spices and bring to a boil.
  4. Add both cans of beans and bring to a simmer. After simmering for 15 minutes, add sugar and salt to taste. I usually do not have to add salt and very little sugar, just enough to counter the acidity of the tomatoes.
  5. Serve with cubes of cheese, cilantro and extra green chilies.

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About Tommy's Chili

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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