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5 from 1 vote

Guinness Beer Chili

Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 8 ounce package fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1 heaping teaspoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15.5 ounce can dark red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 15.25 ounce can black beans, drained
  • 1 14.5 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 11.2 ounce bottle Guinness beer
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • Optional toppings: avocado chunks sour cream, chopped fresh cilantro and/or shredded cheese


  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add onions, green peppers, mushrooms and minced garlic. Sautee about 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  • Add ground beef and cook until browned, crumbling with your spoon or spatula as it cooks. Drain beef mixture in a colander and return to pot.
  • Add cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, oregano and chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  • Add diced tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce, beer and brown sugar. Bring just to boiling, reduce heat and simmer (covered) for 1 hour.
  • Recipe courtesy of: The Blond Cook
  • Inspired by: Tablespoon.com