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Jen's Hearty Three Meat Chili Recipe

Jen's Hearty Three Meat Chili

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"You have never had chili like this before! I am always being asked to make it for football games or just anytime friends and family get together! It is a compilation of many recipes I have tried over the years. Betcha' you've never had chili like this before!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 20 mins


  1. Cook and stir sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until browned. Drain; place sausage in a pot large enough to hold all ingredients. In same skillet, cook and stir onion with ground beef over medium heat until beef is browned and onions are tender; drain and add to the large pot.
  2. In same skillet, cook and stir stew beef over medium heat until browned. Without draining, pour stew beef into the large pot.
  3. Pour tomatoes, beer, and water into the pot with meats. Stir in chili powder, red pepper, white pepper, sugar, and cinnamon. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Simmer until stew beef is very tender, at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally and adding more water as needed. If you prefer a thicker chili, thicken as needed with tomato paste. If using kidney beans, add them 10 minutes before serving, just in time to heat through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 27, 2008

After a little tweaking this was a delicious chili that will probably even replace my dads chili that I've loved and made for years! Instead of the water I used a 46oz can of tomato juice. (we like our chili more soupy rather than stewy and I think it added the flavor that it needed) I also garnished each bowl with a dollop of sour cream. My family loved it. Especially my husband who loved the flavor. Will definitely be making this a lot this winter.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 05, 2008

I entered this chili in a chili cookoff yesterday. Out of 10 entries - this chili recipe (I followed it to the "T") came in 10th place. I will not use this recipe again. Don't want to waste the $40 it took to make it.

Jul 29, 2008

It is the best ever...sweet and spicy

Nov 29, 2010

Four stars for a good starting point. Used ground pork instead of Italian Sausage due to allergies from fennel/anise seeds. Omitted the sugar and added some balsamic vinegar for acidity. It was good, however i did miss the green chilies that I normally put in chili. I also missed the garlic, so I added a few tbsp of minced garlic plus garlic powder. The cinnamon was a surprising addition that we all liked. Thanks!

Jan 27, 2009

This was an unbelievable chili. I had never actually attempted chili before but this one was rather easy. I had to vary the recipe a small bit because I had not cinnamon...I used nutmeg instead. Also I had to leave out the sausage because the store I stopped at was out, so it was a two meat chili. But it turned out really good and everyone loved it. I can't wait to try it again to see what it tastes like with the sausage in it.

Aug 05, 2008

I thought this lacked taste. All I could taste was the beer flavor. I won't make it again.

Oct 26, 2009

The most unique and delicious chili recipe I have ever had. Really don't understand the review with a 1 star seems unfair, this is not hot. The ingredients are perfect together! Great recipe! Try it you will like it!

Dec 30, 2008

This was by far the best chili I've had in awhile. It has a great flavor, unlike what one reviewer has posted. I'm a college student and am constantly asked to make this delicious dish for game day.


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  • Calories
  • 620 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 141 mg
  • 47%
  • Fat
  • 36.1 g
  • 56%
  • Fiber
  • 6 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 44.2 g
  • 88%
  • Sodium
  • 853 mg
  • 34%

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

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