Cowboy Beef Beer Chili Recipe Cooking
Cowboy Beef Beer Chili Recipe
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, European, Mediterranean, Mexican, Spanish
Keyword: beef chili recipe, cowboy chili recipe
Servings: 7
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1 can, (20 oz) crushed canned tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10 oz) zesty styled diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14 oz) beef broth, use only half
  • 1 can (12 oz) of your favorite beer
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • pinch ground red pepper
  1. In a large stock pot or skillet, cook ground beef on medium heat, until cooked, about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from the pot and pour off drippings and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in the same stockpot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is tender. Add bell pepper and jalapeno. Continue to cook until peppers are tender.
  4. Return beef to stockpot. Add chili powder, cumin, thyme, oregano, and red pepper. Cook for about 3 minutes while stirring. 

  5. Add in crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, beef broth, beer, tomato paste, and honey. Bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  7. Uncover stockpot, continue simmering 30 minutes until thickened to the desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  8. Stir in beans. Cook for additional 10 minutes until beans are heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  9. Enjoy with rice or any other accompaniment.