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Hot & Spicy Chili

Author: Kristi


  • 2 pounds ground lean hamburger
  • 1 pound bulk Hot Italian sausage
  • 3 14.5 ounce cans chili beans, drained and rinsed (see note)
  • 1 14.5 ounce can Chipotle Pinto beans in spicy sauce, sauce included
  • 4 14.5 ounce cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes with juice
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped (about 1 and 1/2 cup)
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers chopped with seeds (see note)
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 4 teaspoons of beef bouillon granules or 4 cubes beef bouillon
  • 1 12-ounce bottle dark beer (I used Negra Modelo)
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce I used Frank’s Red Hot
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • Heat a large skillet medium-high heat. Cook ground hamburger and sausage until evenly browned. Drain off excess grease. Transfer to a large stock pot.
  • Add chili beans, Chipotle Pinto beans (and spicy sauce), diced fire-roasted tomatoes and tomato paste to stockpot. Add onion, celery, green and red bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, crumbled bacon, bouillon, and beer. Season with chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, oregano, cumin, hot pepper sauce, basil, salt, pepper, cayenne, and paprika. Stir to blend ingredients together, then cover and simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • After 2 hours, taste, and adjust seasonings as necessary. Remove from heat and serve, or refrigerate to serve later.


Note: I use a combination of beans. In this recipe I used 1 can of black beans, 1 can of red kidney beans, 1 can of white kidney beans (cannellini beans) and the 1 can of Chipotle Pinto Beans in spicy sauce. If you don't like spicy chili, omit the jalapenos and cut back on the spices such as chili powder and cayenne.