Jack Daniels Chili with corn chips and a glass of whiskey
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Jack Daniels Chili

Jack Daniels Chili with corn chips and a glass of whiskey will warm you up on the coldest of winter nights!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, beans, chili, whiskey, game day, party, comfort
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 612kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 1 1/2 pounds grass-fed ground beef
  • 8 ounces Jack Daniel's Whiskey*
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion diced
  • 15 ounce can organic red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can organic white kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 28 ounce can organic crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoon ground chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 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.
  • Stir in the cumin and chili powders.
  • Add tomatoes, beans, whiskey and brown sugar Stir to combine.
  • Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  • 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.
  • *Jack Daniel's is a registered trademark. I have no affiliation with the company and I am not being paid to use their whiskey.


Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 1169mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 15.9mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 7.3mg