Photo: Rob Howard; Styling: Marcus Hay
Prep Time
25 Mins
Other Time
25 Mins
Makes 8 servings

How to Make It

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, bell peppers, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 6 to 8 minutes.

Add the beef and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the tomato paste, chili powder, and cumin and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

Add the beer, beans, the tomatoes and their juices, 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve with the corn bread and toppings as desired.

Ratings & Reviews

KateNJ's Review

November 05, 2008
This recipe was simple. three basic steps, not a lot of chopping, and is great after only 25 minutes of simmering. I added some hot peppers and a little bit more chili powder and doubled the garlic. It's even better the second day!

JeanetteRyan's Review

November 22, 2008
This is a great basic recipe and perfect for my family who all want something different on there chili

susannedenk's Review

February 10, 2014
Great recipe, easy to create variations depending on what you have in the pantry.