Killer Beef and Three Bean Chili

The secret to this killer beef and three bean chili is beer and enchilada sauce, which totally take it to the next level.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 353 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 green bell peppers cored, seeded and chopped
  • 2 medium onions peeled and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup New Mexico chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 pounds ground sirloin beef
  • 1 15- ounce can kidney beans
  • 1 15- ounce can pinto beans
  • 1 15- ounce can chili beans
  • 1 15- ounce can enchilada sauce
  • 1 12- ounce bottle of beer (I used a lager)
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Sliced jalapeños , for topping


  1. Melt the butter with the vegetable oil in a large stock pot over medium high heat. Cook the bell peppers, onions and garlic for about 5 minutes.

  2. Sprinkle the chili powder, cumin, coriander and cinnamon over the vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally for another 5 minutes or until the vegetables begin to soften.

  3. Add the ground sirloin to the vegetables and break up with a wooden spoon or spatula. Cook until beef is browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add the beans, enchilada sauce and bottle of beer and season with kosher salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer cover with a lid and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  5. Remove the cover, stir and cook for 1 more hour. Add ¼ to ½ cup water if the chili gets too thick, stir and simmer.

  6. Serve with sliced jalapeño, sour cream and cheddar cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Killer Beef and Three Bean Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 353 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 863mg38%
Potassium 665mg19%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 366IU7%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.