Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Prep: 30 min | Cook: 2 hr | Ready In: 2 hr 30 min

This is the best chili I’ve had in my life! I always love chili and I have tried a lot of chili recipes but this recipe is one of a kind. It’s legit and by far the most delicious! It’s insanely good and it has all the amazing flavors that just burst inside the mouth!


2 pounds ground beef chuck
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
3 (15 ounce) cans chili beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can chili beans in spicy sauce
2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 large yellow onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 green chile peppers, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon bacon bits
4 cubes beef bouillon
1/2 cup beer
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 (e.g. Tabasco™)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 (10.5 ounce) bag corn chips such as Fritos®
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese

How to make Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Step 1: Place a large stockpot on the stove and turn the heat to medium heat.

Step 2: Add in the sausage and break the ground chunk then cook until it turns brown. Remove the excess oil.

Step 3: Add in the spicy chili beans, chili beans, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes.

Step 4: Add in the celery, onion, red and green bell peppers, bacon bits, bouillon, beer, and chili peppers. Season with chili powder, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, oregano, basil, hot pepper sauce, paprika, cayenne, sugar, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir until well mixed and simmer while stirring from time to time for 2 hours.

Step 5: Taste to your liking. Add more salt, chili powder, and pepper if needed. The taste of the chili depends on how long it stays while on simmer.

Step 6: Turn off the heat and remove the pot. You can serve right away or place inside the fridge if serving the next morning.

Step 7: When serving, use a ladle to scoop into bowls. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese and corn chips on top. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 600 calories; 30.1 g fat; 55.3 g carbohydrates; 30.8 g protein; 70 mg cholesterol; 2092 mg sodium

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