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Easy Beef Chili Recipe GirlCarnivore Kita Roberts
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Easy Beef Chili Recipe

Perfect for a crowd, this easy beef chili recipe is perfect in a bowl smothered in toppings or over nachos, hot dogs or baked potatoes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 44 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 14 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 450kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup dried black beans see note
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion minced
  • 1 lb chili ground beef
  • 19 oz red beans cooked
  • 12 oz beer
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire

Toppings

  • Avocado
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheese
  • Red onion

Instructions

  • In a large Dutch Oven, bring the olive oil to heat over medium high heat.
  • Saute the onion 3 to 5 minutes, until just soft.
  • Add the ground beef and brown, another 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the beans to the pot along with the beer and simmer for 30 minutes longer.
  • Add in the crushed tomatoes, ketchup, cocoa powder, chili powder, salt, red pepper flakes and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Summer, covered, for 1 hour.
  • Allow the Dutch Oven to cool for at least one hour before returning to a low simmer to serve.
  • Serve with toppings such as sliced avocado, sour cream, shredded cheese, minced red onion or sliced scallions.

Notes

Be sure to soak the dried beans overnight or simmer for 90 minutes and drain before using. 

Nutrition

Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 2078mg | Potassium: 1398mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 11.9mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 6.8mg