Beefy Beer Chili

chili challengeRecently I was in a local Chili Challenge. I was asked numerous times for this recipe and since it won 3rd Place overall and the People’s Choice Award, I knew I had to share with you! Its a pretty basic chili, but the addition of the Chorizo, Andouille sausage and beer really send it over the top. Let me know what some of your favorite chili additions are…


Beefy Beer Chili


2 pounds ground sirloin
1 package Andouille sausage, cut length wise and quartered
1 package Chorizo (I used pork)
1 large onion-diced
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans-drained
1 (15 ounce) can chili beans in spicy sauce
2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes in juice
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can tomato soup
3 tablespoons Hormel real bacon bits
4 cubes beef bouillon
1 bottle of an Amber Ale (I used Fat Tire)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/4 cup chili powder* This is to taste, you might want to start with a lesser amount at first
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon sugar
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper


In a large stock pot over medium high heat, crumble and brown the ground sirloin and the chorizo; drain and put back in the pot. Meanwhile, in a skillet, brown the andouille sausage. Put into the stock pot and saute the onions in the fat from the andouille (you may have to add a little olive oil).

Pour in the kidney beans, spicy chili beans, diced tomatoes and tomato paste and tomato soup. Add the onion and all the rest of the ingredients. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours; stirring occasionally. After 2 hours, taste and adjust the seasonings as necessary. The longer it simmers, the better it will taste. If you need more liquid, use another bottle of beer, adding slowly until it's the right consistency.

**Serve with sour cream mixed with chopped adobo chilis and sauce!

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4 Responses to “Beefy Beer Chili”

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    Simone — February 13, 2013 @ 6:25 am

    Yum. I never thought of pairing the sausage and beef together. I will have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.

    • anniebakes replied: — February 13th, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

      let me now how you like it!

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    Julie M. — February 14, 2013 @ 1:15 am

    Congrats on the win Anne! That chili definitely sounds like a winner. 🙂

    • anniebakes replied: — February 14th, 2013 @ 1:24 am

      Thank you Julie!

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