Super-Good Chili

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Super-Good Chili


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 (12-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 (16-ounce) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (16-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (12-ounce) can or bottle beer
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, optional


Heat oil in 5-quart Dutch oven or saucepot over medium heat. Add beef and cook until well browned on all sides. Remove to bowl with slotted spoon.

Add onion and garlic to drippings remaining in skillet; cook over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Return meat to Dutch oven; stir in cumin; cook 1 minute.

Stir in diced tomatoes with their liquid, pinto beans, red kidney beans, beer, green chilies, TABASCO® Sauce and salt. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes to blend flavors, stirring occasionally. Serve with cheese, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

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  • Name: nowikiwi
    Date: January 12th, 2016
    good flavor but nothing amazing. more soupy than expected & wasn't as pretty as picture, thinking picture is either a stock photo &/or enhanced. kinda heavy on the cumin too. I'll rate this 3 stars tops.
    Date: December 13th, 2013
  • Name: Jesse
    Date: June 26th, 2013
    Try adding Old Bay :)