Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is my version of chili. Scott was my husband from OH and after being together so many years he only wanted this to be hot! I hope you like it. This can be made as mild or hot as you like depending on the chili powder you use. I use a lot of cumin in this recipe. Sometimes I add more than the 2 tablespoons stated here and this is the only time I really use cumin. There are so many versions of chili out there, I hope you enjoy mine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in heavy saucepan.
  2. Add onions, green pepper, jalapeños and garlic and sauté until onions are translucent.
  3. Add ground beef to the pot and cook until meat is evenly browned.
  4. Add the cumin, oregano, 1/4 cup chili powder, 2 tablespoons chili powder, ground cayenne, salt and mix well.
  5. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, beer and water.
  6. Bring to boil, turn down heat and simmer covered.
  7. After 1 hour of simmering taste and add more chili powder if you want.
  8. Simmer for 1 hour more.
  9. Serve topped with chopped onions, cheddar cheese and sour cream if you like.
  10. Corn bread on the side.


Most Helpful

I made this using 1 lb. gr. beef, fresh peppers, jalapenos from the garden. I only had 1 t. cayenne, and 2 T. chili powder, but turned out great for us.

adopt a greyhound October 10, 2011

Yikes, this is a spicy chili. It was a little too much for my taste. I will definitely be making it again, but with half the amounts of garlic, cumin, and cayenne. Also, I think the water is not necessary...I would recommend only adding it if it gets too thick when simmering. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

appleydapply March 27, 2009

This is very good chili. I cannot handle hot so I did not add jalapenos or cayenne pepper. I only had 1/2 of 1 onion and only 1 tsp of cumin left in my house. I really liked the beer flavor combined wih the other spices. Made for Pick A Chef Fall 2008.

Lavender Lynn September 27, 2008

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