Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe was given to my wife, Glenda, by Bob Keith, one of her old Houston friends, now deceased, a Montana native transplanted to Texas. I felt I had to include this recipe appease No-Bean chili afficionados and to offset my recipe for Texas Chil Beans. This IS a very good no-beans recipe, though I prefer to substitute 3-4 Poblano peppers for the bell peppers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat in a large, heavy bottom pot, and drain off grease.
  2. Add garlic, onion, bell pepper, celery, jalapeno, cumin, oregano, chili powder, black pepper, salt, and paprika.
  3. Add 2 cups water, and let simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Add tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and beer.
  5. Cook for 30 minutes or until desired consistency is reached.
  6. According to Bob, DO NOT ADD BEANS OR RICE!
  7. This is considered a felony offense by many Texans!
  8. Beans may, however, be served on the side, if desired.