Crock-pot Beer Chili with Beans

Crock-pot Beer Chili with Beans; is a delicious, hearty, comforting combination of dark Beer, extra-lean ground beef, quality ground pork, red peppers, yellow peppers, diced tomatoes with green chiles, crushed tomatoes, light red kidney beans, dark red beans, pinto beans, fresh minced garlic, and special spices to get your Tailgate Party or casual dinner kicked off.

Crock-pot Beer Chili with Beans is super easy to make on a chilly day, pretty much brown up the lean ground beef, sausage, peppers, and onions, then add the other ingredients to your crock-pot to cook for about 4-8 hours; depending on the heat setting you choose. Top with your favorite cheese, green onions, avocados, sour cream, tortilla strips, and be ready for one of the best chilis with beans around.

Crock-pot Beer Chili with BeansIt’s that time of year again; Fall will be slowly rolling in, Football will fast become the talk of every town come this September 10th, 2015 when the Steelers Vs The Patriots game starts, and we are suddenly looking for those Fallish, Football, fix it and forget it for a few hours meals.

So that means it’s time for two things; Pumpkin Everything and Tailgating food!  I have a  little hint; we aren’t making Pumpkin Anything today friends, just delicious, hearty, comforting Crock-pot Beer Chili with Beans.  It’s perfect for this time of year.

Crock-pot Beer Chili with Beans

Crock-pot Beer Chili with Beans

  • 2-3 tablespoons authentic olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper diced
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3-4 tablespoons ground chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • dash of cayenne pepper, optional
  • kosher salt, to own taste
  • fresh ground black pepper, to own taste
  • One 4-ounce can tomato paste
  • One 12-ounce dark beer
  • 28-ounces diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 large can or 28-ounces of crushed tomatoes
  • One 15-ounce can of light red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • One 15-ounce can red beans, drained and rinsed
  • One 15-ounce can of pinto beans, drained and rinsed


  • Shredded Colby-Jack Cheese
  • Sour cream
  • avocado
  • tortilla strips
  • Chopped green onions
  • avocados
  • jalapeño pepper slices


  1. Add the authentic olive oil to a large Dutch or saucepan oven over medium heat. Once the olive oil is hot, add the onions and peppers and sauté them, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes. Stir in the extra-lean ground beef and ground pork, breaking it up slightly, and cook until browned, about 6-7 minutes.
  3. Drain the beef mixture thoroughly in a colander for a few minutes.
  4. Add the meat mixture back to a large crock-pot and stir in the chili powder, cumin, oregano, kosher salt, fresh ground pepper, and a dash of cayenne.
  5. Stir the dark Beer into the seasoned beef and ground pork mixture. Add the tomato paste and stir to combine. Place the crock-pot on high and then add the diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, light red kidney beans, dark red kidney beans, and pinto beans.
  6. Cook the chili on high for 4 hours or low heat 8 hours, stirring the Beer crock-pot chili every so often if desired.
  7. Ladle into a serving bowl or crock of choice.
  8. Garnish the Beer Chili with Beans with shredded cheese, avocado, sour cream, tortilla strips, and chopped green onions before serving.
  9. Enjoy



Crock-pot Beer Chili with Beans recipe



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