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Big Game Day Chili

Beer and Food Guy

"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."
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1 h 45 m servings 544 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Calories:
  • 544 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 29.5 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.8g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 32.8 g
  • 66%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 2026 mg
  • 81%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat the oil in a large deep pot over medium-high heat, and stir in the onions, garlic, and bell peppers. Cook and stir until the onions are transparent, about 5 minutes. Add the beef stew meat, sausage, and bacon. Cook until meats are evenly browned. Drain the fat.
  2. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, black beans, kidney beans, chipotle peppers with sauce, beef broth, beer, chili powder, oregano, pepper, salt, and chocolate. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 1 hour; 2 hours is preferred.

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  1. 27 Ratings

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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 l...

Most helpful critical review

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

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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 l...

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 s...

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 SPECTACULA...

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 shar...

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! L...

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!!!

i am making this chili as i type this (its simmering away) .. all in all it seems like a good dish (i took a taste at the begining and it seemed like a good START) but it definatly needed wayyy ...

A delicious chili! It is soooooooo yummy!