Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I created this recipe when I owned a small cafe in SLO, CA. It is simple and rich and everyone told me it was good, so I believed them and have been making it ever since.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onions and bell peppers in olive oil until tender.
  2. Add ground beef and brown slowly over low heat, stirring often.
  3. Add garlic and cook until ground beef is thoroughly cooked.
  4. Add chili seasonings, chili powder, cumin, crushed red pepper, tomatoes, both beans and red wine.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 3 hours.
  6. After 3 hours taste and add salt and pepper. Then add sugar to round out flavor.
  7. Best served with a dollop of sour cream and chopped green onions.


Most Helpful

This chili is delicious! Part of my job is presenting wines in differ dishes. I made one of the chilis with a Chambourcin (Midwest dry red wine) and another chili with a Norton (Midwest dry red wine). Both were excellent!!! The chili with the Chambourcin was a little sweeter and the chili made with the Norton was a little more "full-bodied"

Nesssieee November 10, 2009

I found this chili to be quite sour. Almost like the taste you have in your mouth after you wake up and were drinking too much wine the night before. I love wine and I love chili, but I wouldn't try to combine these things again. Now I will admit that used a cheap bottle of "cooking wine" and maybe this was my mistake as I could taste the sour cheap wine in the chili. I bet it would be better with a nicer bottle.

Dan D. January 29, 2017

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