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Hearty Chili Recipe

User Rating 4 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Hearty Chili Recipe
This excellent chili recipe will get you rave reviews! Dial up the heat a bit to suit your own taste by adding some diced hot chile pepper. Serve this chili with hot baked cornbread.


  • 1 pound coarsely ground beef
  • 1 pound lean pork shoulder, ground
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder, medium to hot
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 12 ounces V-8® vegetable juice
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 1 can chopped green chiles, (3-4 ounce)
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried leaf oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) small red beans, drained and rinsed
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal, mixed with 3 tablespoons warm water, optional


In a large kettle or dutch oven, brown beef and pork until no longer pink. Add onion, celery, chili powder, cumin, tomatoes, vegetable juice, beef broth, beer, bay leaves, garlic, green chilies, bell pepper, oregano and pepper.

Bring to a simmer and cover. Cook for 3 to 4 hours or until tender, stirring frequently and adding water if necessary.

Add beans, if using, and salt, to taste. If too much liquid, stir in cornmeal mixture to thicken a bit.

Serves 10 to 12.





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 3 out of 5
Hearty Chili a little hot, Member RuthAnneCope

I added the can of chiptole peppers in adobo sauce and maybe that was why it was so hot! I tried to cool it down with some added water and another can of tomatoes. I'm a bit disappointed as I was hoping to take it to a friendly chili cook-off this weekend ~ glad I tried it at home first!

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