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Smoky Beer Chili
Smoky Beer Chili
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
If you like big bold flavors but not ones that burn your tongue off, I think you'll really enjoy my recipe I'm calling Smoky Beer Chili.
Course: chili, Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: bean chili, smoky beer chili
Servings: 12
Calories: 143 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 1 pound Italian sausage browned and crumbled
  • 1 medium red onion medium diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper seeded and medium diced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 cans (15, ounces) kidney beans light, dark, or both, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans drained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 ounces) fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 (12 ounces) beer
  • 1 can (4 ounces) fire roasted chiles
  • cheddar cheese shredded, optional
  • scallions chopped, optional
  • sour cream or Greek yogurt garnish, optional
  1. In a large soup/stew pot over medium/high heat, cook (and crumble) the Italian sausage to a deep golden brown.
  2. Add the onions, chili powder, cumin, paprika, coriander, garlic, and red pepper flakes and cook together, stirring occasionally until the onions soften slightly (approximately 5 minutes).
  3. Reduce the heat to low and add the drained kidney and pinto beans. Stir.
  4. Add the tomato paste and stir to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and the beer and stir well.
  6. Bring the pot of chili to a low simmer, stirring occasionally for at least a half an hour (but longer is better).
  7. before serving, stir in the small can or fire roasted jalapenos and remove from heat.

  8. Serve in bowls with garnishes, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Smoky Beer Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 301mg13%
Potassium 175mg5%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1010IU20%
Vitamin C 14.6mg18%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.