Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total Time
1 Hour 5 Mins
4 servings

Serve this tangy green chile chili with cornbread or corn muffins. Don't forget to make a double batch to freeze or for leftovers.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add beef; sauté for 5 minutes or until no longer pink, stirring to crumble. Add chopped onion, chili powder, and paprika; sauté 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Step 2

Stir in beer; bring to a boil. Cook 15 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Add salsa and the next 3 ingredients (through beans); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ladle 1 1/4 cups chili into each of 4 bowls, and top each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese. Sprinkle with green onion.

Ratings & Reviews

Ellendaube's Review

November 10, 2014
Not spicy enough by far.

WLBETH's Review

October 20, 2013
Good but not great chili recipe and a little too spicy for our tastes.

erikisst's Review

October 14, 2013
I used light beer and added chopped red and green pepper (1/2 each) to bulk up the veggies. Cooked in the crock pot on low for about 6 hrs. Really brought out the flavor of the beer. Not usually a big fan of kidney beans but I think they worked well in this recipe (especially cooking them low and slow;). Would definitely make this again - in fact, again next week for my dad!

sukeedog's Review

May 10, 2013
This was tasty but seemed very heavy on the beans. I didn't have any of the problems/complaints that the 1-star reviewers did - I wonder if the choice of beer makes a difference? We used Negra Modelo. I also subbed fire roasted dice tomatoes w/chiles for the whole tomatoes, and I used hot turkey sausage instead of sirloin because we prefer sausage in chili. Also served with cornbread, which we crumbled on top. Pretty yummy.


October 14, 2016
This recipe showed up in my menu this week as a part off the Cooking Light Diet plan.  It was absolutely delicious!  I decided to make it again for a birthday dinner party I am hosting in a few weeks.  The spice was perfect for my family but when I make it for the party I will have an additional pot using regular paprika and less spicy salsa verde for my more 'mild' parents.

karenfar's Review

April 25, 2013
I did NOT like this recipes. I think it's the beer that really gave it an odd/off flavor. The only substitution I made was adding 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne along with the 1 teaspoon paprika because I didn't have hot paprika.

marilinda's Review

April 05, 2013
Did not like this at all. Followed recipe exactly as stated and while it smelled wonderful while cooking, it tasted extremely bland.

sugarbooger77's Review

January 06, 2013
Made frito pie and Used new castle..was very good kids liked.

curlyfry95's Review

November 03, 2012
This was very disappointing especially considering how good it smelled while cooking. The taste was too acidic, and the different flavors did not meld together very well for us. If you really want to try a delicious and unique chili, I recommend CL's "Chili with Chipotle and Chocolate." That one is truly a keeper!

ChefAmandaLynn's Review

January 15, 2012
when ground beef is on sale i brown it with one cup of onion per/lb and throw it in the freeer in one pound packages. i threw one beef package along with the ingrediants in my slow cooker. after one hour this had a bitter beer flavor, i used stone levitation, but after simmering for 5 hours the flavor was perfect.