Curt's Five Alarm Touchdown Chili Con Carne With Beans

Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is somewhat labor intensive, but worth the wait. I always make this during one weekend of the NFL playoffs. I like the Canadian beer, because of the different hops. I have put this together from a collection of recipes, and then added some touches of my own, such as the chipotle, to give it a smokey flavor, and ground turkey to give it a "slightly" healthier touch. If you're

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry bacon in a heavy pot till crisp and the fat is rendered.
  2. Remove and reserve bacon.
  3. Pour off most of the bacon fat into a heavy cast iron skillet, leaving a small amount in the pot.
  4. Brown the meat and garlic in the skillet.
  5. Saute onions in the fat remaining in the pot until soft.
  6. Add the meat, bacon, ground chilies, dried spices, the sauces, green chilies, Jalapenos, chipotle, beer and tomatoes.
  7. Simmer for two hours.
  8. Add remaining seasonings and sauces during cooking, as you check and stir.
  9. Make sure last ingredients are added with at least one hour of cooking time remaining.
  10. Allow the chili to sit in the refrigerator for 24 hours to give the spices a chance to intensify.
  11. It is okay to serve it right off the stove, but it is almost always better as leftovers.


Most Helpful

This is an awesome chili recipe and very fun to make. I love the bacon and Canadian lager. My family asks me to make it all the time now. It's a big favorite.

slatergirlz July 22, 2010

Sorry it is ok but it needs to be lot hotter to me that is just old fashion chili, it is ok for five alarm chili I guess.

mabear September 23, 2002

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