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Guinness Beef Chili

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Guinness Beef Chili is rich and hearty with just the right amount of spice. It is simple to make with ground beef, stout beer, crushed tomatoes, garlic, onions, and two types of chili powder.

This delicious chili is perfect for game day, St. Patrick’s Day, or any day of the year that you are looking for a big bowl of comfort food.

Looking down on two bowls of Guinness Beef Chili topped with cheddar cheese, green onions, and sliced jalapeños.

This has become our family’s favorite chili recipe, and it is easy to up the heat for those who like to scorch their mouths!

A white bowl of chili topped with sour cream and grated cheddar cheese.

Post and images updated on January 26, 2022

📋 What you will need

Guinness Beef Chili ingredients.
  • Olive oil to sauté  the diced yellow onion and ground beef.
  • Cumin, chili powder, and smokey chipotle chili powder give this chili it’s layers of flavor, while the brown sugar gives it just a hint of sweetness.
  • White and red kidney beans to make it thick and hearty.
  • Crushed tomatoes ties it all together and Guinness stout beer gives it depth of flavor without watering it down.
  • Your favorite toppings: diced red onions, sliced green onions, sliced jalapeños, fresh cilantro, sour cream, grated cheese, etc.

Be sure to check out the detailed printable recipe card below

A bowl of Guinness Beer Chili topped with crushed corn chips, melted cheddar cheese, sliced green onions and sliced jalapeños.

🧑🏻‍🍳 How to make Guinness Beef Chili:

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes to soften.

Diced onions cooking in a Dutch oven.

Add the ground beef and garlic. Stir to combine and cook until meat is no longer pink.

Ground beef mixed with diced onions in a large pot.

Stir in the cumin, chili powders.

Seasonings added to the ground beef mixture.

Then stir in the tomatoes and beans.

White and red kidney beans with crushed tomatoes on top of the beef mixture in a large pot.

Add the Guinness and brown sugar, and stir to combine.

Guinness Beef Chili simmering on the stove.

Cover and simmer for 1 to 1.5 hours. Serve garnished with your favorite toppings like; shredded cheese, diced red onions, sliced jalapeños, green onions, and sour cream.

A bowl of Guinness Stout Chili with Beef and beans topped with cheddar cheese, sliced green onions and crushed corn chips.

📌 Recipe Notes & Tips

  • You can use any ground beef; 85/15, 90/10, 80/20.
  • This recipe will work with any brand of stout beer.
  • Feel free to substitute your favorite type of beans.

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🌶️ More delicious chili recipes

I usually serve my chili with cornbread or corn chips, but I have not tried it over noodles…yet! Have you?

Enjoy!!

Looking down on two bowls of Guinness Beef Chili topped with cheddar cheese, green onions, and sliced jalapenos.

Guinness Beef Chili

Guinness Beef Chili is rich and hearty with just the right amount of spice. It is perfect for game day, or to warm up on a cold winter night!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: beef, chili, beans, guinness, beer, recipe, chile, game, party
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 601kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Dutch oven

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds ground beef
  • 11.2 ounce bottle Guinness Draught
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onions diced
  • 15 ounce can red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can white kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes or diced
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon organic brown sugar
  • your choice of toppings optional

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef and garlic. Cook until meat is no longer pink.
  • Stir in the cumin, chili powders, tomatoes, and beans.
  • Pour in the Guinness and brown sugar, stir to combine.
  • Cover and simmer for 1 to 1.5 hours.
  • Serve garnished with sour cream, shredded cheese, diced red onions, sliced jalapeños, and green onions.

Notes

  • I always add sugar to recipes with canned tomatoes, it helps take the acidic edge off.
  • You can use any ground beef; 85/15, 90/10, 80/20.
  • This recipe will work with any brand of stout beer.
  • Feel free to substitute your favorite type of beans.
  • Guinness the name, the harp logo, and the signature are all registered trademarks.  I have no affiliation with the company and I am not being paid to use their beer.   I just really like cooking with it!

Nutrition

Calories: 601kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 1367mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 16.3mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 9.2mg

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13 Comments

  1. So I made this chili last night and it was phenomenal! I only made a few changes…nothing much…and I posted it today. Of course, I noted that I found the recipe here. It was a hit in my house! I served it with cornbread waffle triangles, which I will post Sunday night! Thanks, Lisa.

  2. This recipe sounds delicious. I always make my chili with beer, it just goes together.

    Thanks for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday Chili Party this week. I’m sharing this on my FB page this afternoon.

    See you soon,
    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

  3. My mouth is watering! I had to tell my husband in the other room–he is going to make this today! Thanks so much for the post, and I have pinned it as well so I can share with my followers!

    Cheers,
    ~Cathy~
    ourminifamily.com

  4. You can never go wrong with a big, hearty bowl of chili! I love the addition of the Guinness! 🙂

  5. Made this tonight for St. Patty’s Day dinner. Followed the recipe to a T and it was way too spicy for us! I’d cut back the chipotle chili powder to a tsp, not a Tbs. We added a lot of sour cream to tame it, Irish cheddar to fit the theme and green onions. Overall my family enjoyed the chili, but if I make it again, I will be taming the amount of chili powder heavily.

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