Chili - The Heat is On! Recipe -
Chili - The Heat is On! Recipe

Chili - The Heat is On!

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"It sneaks up on some and hits some right at the first. This well-seasoned chili warms you all over."

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Original recipe makes 3 quarts Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins

    1 hr 35 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Crumble the beef and pork into the pot. Cook, stirring frequently, until no longer pink. Drain off the grease, leaving just a thin layer. Cook the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and serrano pepper in the remaining oil until the onions soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the lime juice, chili powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, and 1 1/2 bottles of dark beer. Slowly add the last 1/2 bottle of beer while stirring. Stir in the tomatoes and tomato juice. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 1 hour.
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Nov 28, 2009

sure the heat is on, but the thermostat is definitely set at a reasonable level and everyone is plenty comfortable. we used the last portion of the chili in a baked spaghetti dish that was just plain dirty in a XXX way, especially after shredding about six ounces of Tillamoook extra sharp cheddar cheese over it before it went in the oven. yeah, you heard me. don't EVEN pretend you aren't fantasizing about going home and doing the same, either. I know you want to!

Nov 01, 2008

I loved this tangy spicy chili. My hubby thought it was a bit spicy, but I thought it was just right. I served this over corn chips with grated cheddar and sour cream. I used chopped jalapeno instead of serrano. I used half the onion called for. I did add a can of kidney beans. I cut this half and only used ground beef. I didn't care for the chunks of tomaotes in it and next time maybe I'll use puree or crushed tomatoes. Thanks Scotdog for recommending this chili and Thanks jamjar for posting this one.


10 Ratings

Jan 19, 2010

This was a great recipe. We made 2 additions: 2 cans of black beans and 2 habaneros. Next time we would use spicy sausage or something in place of the ground pork.

Oct 06, 2009

This chili is fabulous!!!! I just made a batch and absolutely love it. The chili is perfectly spiced and you can just feel the heat at the back of your mouth with the first bite. This recipe does make a really thin chili, but if you used tomato sauce instead of juice, or if you add a mixture of 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 1/4 cup warm water, it thickens up nicely. I really can't say enough about how wonderful this chili is. Thanks a bunch!

Jan 21, 2008

This was so, so delish! I scaled to 6 servings but wish I had left it at 12. I skipped the oil and threw in 1 lb of ground meat with veggies. My local grocery store said they didn't have ground pork right now. Since I used lean ground beef I didn't even worry about draining the grease. Let this cook for several hours & my hubbie & I decided this was the best chili ever. Crush up tortilla chips in the bottom, pour chili & top with cheese. Mann, it was good!

Jun 29, 2009

I've made this chili about 4 or 5 times now, and it always gets great reviews from everyone. I subbed the serrano peppers with anaheim peppers(they are a little less spicy) and added a couple jalapenos as well. For the beer, I use Guinness Extra Stout, and I add cubed steak to the meat. We make cheesy corn bread to have with it,and top it with shredded cheddar and sour cream! We love it here! :)

Mar 31, 2009

Great Chili, I replaced the serrano peppers with 3 hungarian and omitted the green bell pepper. I found the best results cane with using Sam Adams Oktoberfest (if available). Served over mashed potatoes patties fried to a golden brown. Have had multiple people claim "Best Chili Ever!!!"

Jan 15, 2008

This recipe produced a nice bean-free chile. I used two chiles after removing most of their seeds and ribs. There was still plenty of heat in the chili. I also used a 24oz bottle of Beck's dark ale with terrific results. This is not a thick, fork-stands-upright-in-the-bowl chile. I served it over brown basmati rice with grated cheese and sour cream one night and over baked potato the next. Like most chiles, this one tastes better the next day.


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  • Calories
  • 304 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 19.6 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 15 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 790 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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