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Frank's Spicy Alabama Onion Beer Chili


"Spicy beef, onion, and beer chili recipe I picked up while in Alabama. Many people have asked me for the recipe so I'm posting it here. Enjoy! Adjust the amount of jalapenos and other spicy things to suit your taste."
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2 d 2 h 20 m servings 369 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 369 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 40g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 23.2 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 1395 mg
  • 56%

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. Crumble the ground chuck into a skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until evenly browned. Drain grease. Transfer the beef to a large soup pot. Add onions, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beer and chili beans. Season with Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, chili powder, jalapenos, and red pepper flakes, if using.
  2. Cover the pot, and simmer over low heat for 2 hours. Turn off heat, and let cool, then refrigerate for two days. It gets much better with time. Heat and serve.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup

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  1. 138 Ratings

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I've tried many different chili recipes and this was one of the best. It was very rich. I, true to form, added fresh garlic to the onions and jalapenos, which I sauteed in some olive oil prior t...

Most helpful critical review

I like a spicy chili but this was just too much for me. I followed the recipe exactly- except I used green chilis instead of jalopanoes. I have had much better chilis. It was just o.k.

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I've tried many different chili recipes and this was one of the best. It was very rich. I, true to form, added fresh garlic to the onions and jalapenos, which I sauteed in some olive oil prior t...

Please keep in mind that cooking beer for 2 hours as the recipe states winds up cooking away any alcohol from the beer. All that's left is the flavor.

This was definitely the best chili I have ever made. I am really picky about the kinds of chili I like. It had excellent flavor. I made it with the amounts of "hot stuff" that were stated in ...

Awesome Chili. My department entered this chili in a chili cookoff and we took People's Choice. Thanks for the great recipe!

Congrats to "FRANK" for this recipie. I read as though it would be "just right" for me regarding the spices, however for my wife - she doesn't eat the really spicy stuff. So I didn't use the (...

A definite keeper, excellent Chili! Will be making this again. Came out with just the right amount of heat for the spicy food lovers. If you don't like spicy foods or have children, you may want...

Absolutely awesome. Between the beer (I used a flying dog K-9 Winter Ale) and bacon greese - there was a flavor my million batches never had. Fantastic! Thank you for a great and new way to f...

Love this spicy chili! First time I like to make a recipe exactly as written but in subsequent preparations I have not used the Tabasco as it is too dominant in regard to the overall flavor, an...

Wow!!! What A great recipe. I made 2 batches and omitted the spices for my kids, and added them to the other one. The whole family loved it. Even my husband who is hard to please when it com...