Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I found this recipe on another site and fixed it and absolutely loved it. This rich, spicy chili has a kick to it though. I don't add quite as much brown sugar as it calls for.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook onions, garlic, ground beef and cubed sirloin in oil for 10 minutes, or until the meat is well browned and the onions are tender.
  2. Mix in the diced tomatoes with juice, dark beer, coffee, tomato paste and beef broth. Season with brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, cocoa powder, oregano, cayenne pepper, coriander and salt.
  3. Stir in 2 cans of the beans and hot chile peppers. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Stir in the 2 remaining cans of beans, and simmer for another 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

I made this delicious chili last evening for our Halloween dinner. It was a hit! I made a few modifications according to our tastes. Less beans and sugar were used than were required by the recipe and it was still awesome!!! Thank you for this crowd pleaser.

SandySparkles November 01, 2013

I've made this several times now, almost exactly as written, and it is so absurdly good!

MissaBravest November 03, 2011

Made for Comfort Cafe 2009 Recipe of the Day. Not sure why first post did not register so am posting again. This is really good! I am not used to sweet tastes in chili but it is good none the less. Not too sweet and then the spices make up so you have an orchestra of flavors in your mouth as you enjoy. I made as directed except for the sirloin chuncks, used 3 lbs of ground beef as that is what I had. The coffee flavor does not stand out but makes for a very rich looking sauce. I will make this often as it sure is cold here during the winter. The whole family gives you thumbs up. Added on as I had to redo post: Leftovers really take the flavors to a whole new level. I am sure to make this on Superbowl Sunday! Thank you for a great chili recipe! Connie

Chef1MOM-Connie January 19, 2009