8 servings

Scoop in and warm up with a hearty, rich chili that's perfect for fall.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat cook bacon, stirring until it just begins to brown, about 4 minutes. Add onion, lower heat to medium, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 4 - 7 minutes. Uncover pan, stir in garlic, and cook 1 minute.

Step 2

Season beef with flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Increase heat to medium-high and add beef. Stir 6 - 8 minutes. Stir in spices and 1 tsp. salt cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef, and Worcestershire and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover partially, and cook 30 minutes.

Step 3

If you use beans add them and cook 10 minutes uncovered. Season to taste with additional salt.

Ratings & Reviews

January 23, 2017
I was wondering the same thing I guess add at the end with the rest of the ingredients.

October 01, 2017
That's obviously a typo....it should state, "Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, BEER, and Worcestershire".  The beef is already in there, so you wouldn't add it again.

October 05, 2017
Foodie, this reply is way late, but there's a typo in Step 2; when it says "Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef, and Worcestershire...." the word beef should have been BEER.

Great Texas style chili

December 17, 2017
I made as written and it was GREAT! beware, it does have a kick. I served with some sour cream to soften the spice a little. Kind of a pain to finely chop the bacon and cut up 3 pounds of meat into small pieces but worth it. The meat was perfectly tender and moist. We didn't miss the beans.

Steak Bacon & Beer Chili - YUMMY!

October 12, 2016
Excellent chili! I added 1 15 oz can pinto beans & 1 15 oz can black beans (both rinsed). I didn't have fire roasted tomatoes, so I used RO-TEL diced tomatoes & green chilis. I also didn't have the amount of steak needed, but next time I will. Also didn't have the beer listed so I used a Sam Adams lager. Really, really delicious! 

when to add beer

October 29, 2016
The recipe does not say when to add the beer !     ?????