Hearty Beef and Beer Chili


Published March 15, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 45 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 30 min


Add fresh or preserved green chilies to customize this dish to your desired taste and 'heat' preference.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approx. 2 cups
Calories per serving: 529
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.7g 16%
Saturated Fat 4.6g 23%
Sodium 789mg 33%
Protein 23.6g 33%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/2 pound extra lean minced beef
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (10 ounce) can chopped tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-3 finely chopped fresh (or preserved) green chilies
  • 1 (14 ounce) can no-salt added kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (14 ounce) can low-salt: beef stock
  • 1 (12 ounce bottle) lager beer
  • Garnish: Lime wedges, coriander leaf, fat-free sour cream, baked tortilla chips

Step by Step:

  1. In a large soup pot coated with cooking spray, sauté onions and bell pepper over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add minced beef and garlic and cook 5 minutes, stirring to break up chunks, or until beef is no longer pink; drain off any fat.
  2. Add chili powder, cumin and oregano and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and green chilies and remaining ingredients except garnishes. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Serve with garnishes.