Stout Chili



for the chili

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (I used 90% lean – 10% fat)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 12 oz stout beer (I used Guiness, but any stout will work)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can pinto beans
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

optional toppings include

  • Cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Onions (green, red, or regular)
  • Any other toppings your chili loving heart desires! (Like tortilla chips, Fritos, jalapenos, cilantro, etc…)


  1. Heat your olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat
  2. When hot, add your ground beef, season it with salt and pepper, and cook until well browned
  3. When browned, add your onion, green pepper, and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Saute until the veggies have softened
  4. Add your chili powder and cumin. Stir to combine
  5. Add your stout and stir to combine. Let this boil/simmer for a few minutes
  6. Add your crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and reduce to a simmer, add the lid, and simmer for an hour, stirring occasionally
  7. When the hour is up, add your beans and cocoa powder and stir to combine
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve, topping each bowl with some extra chili goodies! (I recommend at least cheese, sour cream, and onions.)


This chili gets better and better as it sits in the fridge!