Touchdown Chili

Touchdown Chili

Jenn Polk 0

"Every year when football season rolls around and the weather begins to cool, my husband requests I make this hearty, beanless chili. It receives rave reviews from everyone."


3 h 30 m servings 305 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 305 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.1g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 22 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 1302 mg
  • 52%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the ground beef, onion and garlic in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring to crumble the beef, until the beef is no longer pink and the onion is tender. Drain off the fat and return the pan to the stove. Combine the chili powder, cumin and basil; sprinkle over the beef. Cook and stir to coat the meat and toast the spices a little.
  2. Pour in the tomatoes, green chilies, tomato sauce, beer and vinegar. Bring to a boil and stir to loosen any bits that are stuck to the bottom of the pan. Mix in the brown sugar, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 3 hours. Remove the lid for the last 30 minutes of cooking.
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  1. 110 Ratings


I know some people are hesitant to try recipes that have only been rated by a couple folks, but this one you must try! The combinations of the pepper/hot and the brown sugar, along with the bit...

I have made this chili numerous times. Each time I have omitted the vinegar. I made it with a wheat beer, a light rice beer, and without beer. It is best with light rice beer or no beer. Thi...

I received a really good chili spice kit for Christmas...My partner doesn't like the beans, but loves chili...Made this recipe a couple days ago...This stuff is REALLY good!!!!! It is GONE, it ...

Outstanding beanless chili! I ALSO USED GINGER ALE INSTEAD OF BEER!! :-) Made this as is but w/1.25 lb ground turkey, so I cut cooking time and all ingredients in half, except for chili powder w...

My husband and I do not like chili (neither of us eat beans, he's not big on spice, and I don't care for a ton of tomatoes), but this was surprsingly wonderful! I subbed a 15oz can of pumpkin p...

This was easy to make, but I think I would omit the vinegar since the beer gives it enough balance against the brown sugar and spices. I would also add 2 cans of kidney beans, 1 dark/1 red. My...

I made this Chili with all ingredients and amounts instructed, only difference I did was cook it in my slow cooker for 4 hours. Was excellent! Thank you for a great beanless recipe!

The flavor of this chili is outstanding! I doubled the tobasco, 'cuz we like it hot! And it was sooooo good! I didn't drain the green chilies; figured a little more flavor couldn't hurt anyth...

There is another recipe much like this on allrecipes which is WAY more labor intensive. I LOVE this one because it has the same fantastic taste and so much less work! I followed the recipe exa...