"The first time I tried this chili I was floored! It has wonderful flavors, and is very spicy and very addictive. If you don't like heat, adjust the ingredients. It's perfect at a football tailgate party or picnic. If you like a roasted flavor, bake the garlic before pressing it. For the beer, a hoppy pale ale works well, as does a dark stout. I've also experimented with adding a cup of coffee to the mix to give it a roasted coffee flavor. It also freezes well." — Beer and Food Guy
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yellow onions, chopped
sweet onion, chopped
garlic, peeled and minced
yellow bell pepper, chopped
orange bell pepper, chopped
cubed beef stew meat
Italian sausage meat
applewood smoked bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 (28 ounce) cans
2 (6 ounce) cans
2 (14 ounce) cans
black beans, rinsed and drained
2 (14.5 ounce) cans
kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (7 ounce) can
chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
1 (12 fluid ounce) bottle
chili powder, or to taste
crumbled dried oregano
fresh-ground black pepper
salt, or amount to taste
2 1/2 ounces
dark chocolate candy bar
This took me almost an hour and a half to put together but the payoff was excellent. I made only a few small changes and that's to use what I had on hand. I added one extra bell pepper, I used lean ground beef and I used only one half of a can of the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I also added at least quadruple the amount of chili powder and oregano, I didn't use a whole tablespoon of black pepper (I just added it when needed, like when I was browning the meat and sauteing the vegetables) and I added two heaping teaspoons of cumin. This absolutely filled my largest soup pot to the brim so I split into two large crockpots to have it cook evenly and to save on power. After an hour, it's awesome. It has a serious bite to it from the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, I'm really glad I asked for advice before I threw in the whole can. (And it was a small can, too!) I will recommend that you puree your chipotle peppers in with some of the tomato sauce so you get an even consistancy and don't have chunks of hot. Killer chili.
really not impressed with this at all... cost a small fortune to make and just not as good as the old recipe with ground beef, beans, and canned tomatoes
Love this, love this, love this! I used Young's Double Chocolate Stout and only half of the chipotle peppers (as I was cooking for someone with chronic indigestion) and it turned out SPECTACULAR! Served with Pinot Noir and Hawaiian Sweet Bread. Rave reviews. SIDE NOTE: There are so many ingredients, if you feel like unleashing your inner Emeril, you get to yell "BAM!" a lot. Loads of fun...
Family of 7 enjoyed this meal. Didnt put cayenne pepper in , and just used ground beef and bacon, semi sweet chocolate chips and half a bottle of bud lite. otherwise the same.. im not much for spicy , but it coulda been a lil spicier and a lil sweeter. will make this recipe much more in the future!
Great Chili~the adobe gives it a very different flavor. I used 1 pound of hot Italians and 1 pound of sweet Italians. To spicy for my 10 year old. Everyone else liked it lots! Thanks for sharing. Served it with sour cream, Frito scoops, onions and cheddar cheese to top it off.
I made this chili the other day for the Packer game! Had about 10 people over and everyone loved it! This is a fantastic recipe with all the ingredients melding together for a wonderful taste! Loved the chocolate flavor as well it really added a nice touch. I recommend this chili for any game day experience!
This is a good recipe. My husband said he would like it to have more chili powder for a more "traditional" flavor. I love the meat combination.
Awesome! Even 3 picky teenage boys liked it. Thanks!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Big Game Day Chili
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 266
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