Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

We will have this for family movie night

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Crumble the ground chuck and sausage into the hot pan, and cook until evenly browned. Drain off excess grease.
  2. Pour in the chili beans, spicy chili beans, diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Add the onion, celery, green and red bell peppers, chile peppers, bacon bits, bouillon, and beer. Season with chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, oregano, cumin, hot pepper sauce, basil, salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, and sugar. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. After 2 hours, taste, and adjust salt, pepper, and chili powder if necessary. The longer the chili simmers, the better it will taste. Remove from heat and serve, or refrigerate, and serve the next day.
  4. To serve, ladle into bowls, and top with corn chips and shredded Cheddar cheese.
Most Helpful

This is a fantastic chili! I've been making this for several years, and I have won several (at home) cooking contest. Everyone that eats it wants the recipe :)

Henryra September 05, 2015

This is the recipe I have been using for a few years. It is a must try and everyone loves it!!

cubsfan13 March 29, 2010

I found this on another site & then noticed it here already. Tried this for superbowl & it went over very well. There were some subtle variations; can green chilies for fresh (I did one of each), regular bacon vs bits, beef broth (1/2 c) vs dry bouillon. I sub'd pork n' beans for the chili beans & some marinara for the t. sauce. I cut back the chili powder & cayenne abit but added dried red pepper flakes. There are lots of chili recipes out there... this one ranks up there near the top.

Mustang Sally 54269 February 08, 2010