a white bowl of chili topped with sour cream and grated cheddar cheese
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Guinness Chili

Guinness® Chili is perfect for St. Patrick's day, game day, or to warm up on a cold winter night!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: beef, chili, beans, guinness, beer, recipe, chile, game, party
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 601kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 1 1/2 pounds grass-fed 80% 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
  • sour cream and shredded cheese optional


  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 - 4 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef and garlic. Cook until meat is no longer pink.
  • Add cumin, chili powders, tomatoes, and beans.
  • Add the Guinness® and brown sugar, stir
  • Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Serve garnished with sour cream/ Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, and green onions {if desired}
  • Serve with sour cream / Greek yogurt and shredded cheese if desired.


  • I always add sugar to recipes with canned tomatoes, it helps take the acidic edge off.
  • *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!


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