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Beer Chili con Carne

Beer Chili con Carne is my husband's favorite dish to make when his friends come over! A hearty meal made with beer that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 638kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp spicy paprika paste or sriracha
  • 1 tsp freshly ground cumin
  • 4 small dried red chilis finely sliced
  • 1 large white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups dark beer
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 14 oz can black beans or kidney beans
  • 14 oz can corn


  • Crush garlic, remove skin but leave the cloves in one piece. Peel and finely slice the onion.
  • Mix the ground beef with the pepper, celery salt, salt, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, paprika paste, chilis, and cumin.
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pan or pot. Add the onion and fry it at medium heat until soft. Add the garlic cloves. After a minute turn up the heat and add the meat. Use a cooking spoon to divide it into smaller pieces as it goes into the pan. Fry until nicely browned. Browning the meat gives it a really good flavor!
  • When the meat is nicely browned, deglaze the pan with the beer. Let it simmer for 1 minute.
  • Add the diced tomatoes and give it a good stir. Let the chili simmer for 15 minutes. The tomatoes will be infused with the spices.
  • Drain the black beans and the corn. Add to the pot. Let it heat up for a short time.
  • Serve the Smoked Beer Chili con Carne in bowls. Top with shredded cheese, avocado or sour cream!


Calories: 638kcal