Hot and Hearty Ohio Chili Con Carne With Beans

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This chili is an adaptation of the chili my dad used to make... with the main difference being the octane level. While this chile is hot, it is not unbearable and the heat can be tempered by serving with fresh french baguettes or tortilla chips. This chili is hearty, dark, and spicy- perfect for watching football on those cold winter afternoons.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. First brown the ground beef in large saucepan, add onions and garlic when beef is about halfway done.
  2. Be sure not to burn garlic.
  3. Drain grease when meat is done.
  4. Add 1 1/2 cans crushed tomatoes (saving 1/2 can for later), and the stewed tomatoes.
  5. Add both cans of beans, draining most, but not all sauce.
  6. Add bell, red and jalapeno peppers.
  7. Puncture habeneros with a knife and throw into pot whole.
  8. Add spices to taste.
  9. Simmer.
  10. Pour beer into mixture.
  11. As it cooks, add remaining crushed tomatoes if needed to thicken to desired consistency.
  12. Simmer uncovered for one hour, stirring occasionally.
  13. When done serve with grated Monterey jack or hot pepper cheese over thick sliced baguette or tortilla chips.
  14. Garnish with fresh parsley.
  15. Eat habeneros only if you dare!


Most Helpful

This was my first attempt at chili, and it was great! It produced the desired effect (liked by my boyfriend better than his mom's recipe!). I used half the hot peppers, half the beer (Sam Adams), and used Rotel tomatoes instead of stewed, and it was perfect. Many thanks..

Sara Lee November 05, 2002

Very good! Enjoyed it a lot. Thanks.

Jen Long March 15, 2002

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