Ultimate Tailgate Chili

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by monique.j.jimenez

No more long, detailed and complicated chili recipes for me. This one is simply delicious! Yesterday we had surprise guests for a pre-season game. I couldn't find a recipe online that fit the bill so I whipped up this chili to feed a crowd and it was a hit. Super easy with canned ingredients I had in my pantry. You can adjust accordingly to feed less people or use paprika instead of chili powder for less heat. Perfect with cornbread or on hot dogs! Enjoy, I look forward to hearing how other foodies like this chili. :)

Top Review by desktopdiva_5371268

Delicious recipe and quick to make! Although I used a slow cooker for the heck of it. I swapped out one of the cans of ranch (pinto) beans for red kidney because I like the texture. Also, couldn't find one with jalapeños, so I used plain beans. Would've preferred adding some fresh green pepper, but it was fine without it. I made cornbread of course, because I can't have chili without it! Also added sour cream, a blend of Mexican cheeses and the corn chips! So good on a chilly night!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large stock pot, start to brown beef. About half way through add onion and finish browning meat.
  2. Add garlic salt, chili powder, cumin, Rotel tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Stir well.
  3. Then add 2 cans of Jalapeno Ranch Style beans, beer, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Simmer on low for 1 hour with the lid on, stir occasionally.
  5. Serve with cornbread and lots of cheese. :).

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