Recipe By jen
Published Jun 19th
Prep 20m Cook 2h Additional - Ready In 2h 20m
Servings 8 servings Calories 619.6

You have never had chili like this before! I am always being asked to make it for football games or just anytime friends and family get together! It is a compilation of many recipes I have tried over the years. Betcha’ you’ve never had chili like this before!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound hot or sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) bottle dark beer
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup chili powder, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Cook and stir sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until browned. Drain; place sausage in a pot large enough to hold all ingredients. In same skillet, cook and stir onion with ground beef over medium heat until beef is browned and onions are tender; drain and add to the large pot.
  2. 2 In same skillet, cook and stir stew beef over medium heat until browned. Without draining, pour stew beef into the large pot.
  3. 3 Pour tomatoes, beer, and water into the pot with meats. Stir in chili powder, red pepper, white pepper, sugar, and cinnamon. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Simmer until stew beef is very tender, at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally and adding more water as needed. If you prefer a thicker chili, thicken as needed with tomato paste. If using kidney beans, add them 10 minutes before serving, just in time to heat through.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 619.6
  • Carbohydrate 24.7 g
  • Cholesterol 140.8 mg
  • Fat 36.1 g
  • Fiber 6 g
  • Protein 44.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 13.6 g
  • Sodium 804.5 mg
  • Sugar 10.3 g


  1. This was fantastic! I used hot italian sausage and cubed london broil with no ground beef. I added a chipotle pepper and much less chili powder. I also chopped a green bell pepper. Served with cornbread sour cream and cheese.
  2. Four stars for a good starting point. Used ground pork instead of Italian Sausage due to allergies from fennel/anise seeds. Omitted the sugar and added some balsamic vinegar for acidity. It was good however i did miss the green chilies that I normally put in chili. I also missed the garlic so I added a - Read more ...
  3. The most unique and delicious chili recipe I have ever had. Really don't understand the review with a 1 star seems unfair this is not hot. The ingredients are perfect together! Great recipe! Try it you will like it!
  4. This was an unbelievable chili. I had never actually attempted chili before but this one was rather easy. I had to vary the recipe a small bit because I had not cinnamon...I used nutmeg instead. Also I had to leave out the sausage because the store I stopped at was out so it was a - Read more ...
  5. This was by far the best chili I've had in awhile. It has a great flavor unlike what one reviewer has posted. I'm a college student and am constantly asked to make this delicious dish for game day.
  6. I entered this chili in a chili cookoff yesterday. Out of 10 entries - this chili recipe (I followed it to the "T") came in 10th place. I will not use this recipe again. Don't want to waste the 40 it took to make it.
  7. After a little tweaking this was a delicious chili that will probably even replace my dads chili that I've loved and made for years! Instead of the water I used a 46oz can of tomato juice. (we like our chili more soupy rather than stewy and I think it added the flavor that it needed) - Read more ...
  8. I thought this lacked taste. All I could taste was the beer flavor. I won't make it again.
  9. It is the best ever...sweet and spicy

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