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
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2 lb
ground round or ground sirloin (the leaner the better)
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
large sweet onion
1 bunch
2 bottle
beer, shiner bock works best
4 clove
garlic, chopped
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


  • 1Brown 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.
  • 2Add the entire chopped onion, the garlic and half of the bunch of cilantro, and the lime juice, cook until the onion is done.
  • 3Add beer, the entire cans of tomatoes, one cans of green chilies, all the remaining spices and bring to a boil.
  • 4Add 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.
  • 5Serve 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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