Healthier Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Healthier Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

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"This chili has always been great during football season--and the rest of the year! But I like to make it a little healthier by reducing the fat and sodium content. Sprinkle with red onion, cilantro or diced avocado (optional)."


2 h 30 m servings 385 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 385 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 12.7 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 27 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 1274 mg
  • 51%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Crumble ground beef and chicken sausage into a large stock pot over medium-high heat; cook and stir until evenly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  2. Pour in chili beans, spicy chili beans, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste. Add onion, celery, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, chile peppers, and beer. Season with chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, oregano, cumin, hot pepper sauce, basil, salt, ground pepper, cayenne, paprika, and sugar. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, for at least 2 hours.
  3. Taste and adjust salt, ground pepper, and chili powder in necessary, after 2 hours. Ladle into bowls and top with baked tortilla chips to serve.


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  1. 22 Ratings


I made this recipe and the regular Boilermaker at the same time. I omitted beer and used broth instead because I don't cook with alcohol. Everyone loved both. More importantly, the healthier ve...

This has now become my "go-to" Chilli. It is rich and delicious. Full of flavours that make us ask for seconds and thirds.

This is our chili recipe. Easy, healthi-er, and the fam loves it!

Love the healthy version! Tastes the same as the regular boilermaker chili!!

Made this today and by far it has been the best chili that I have ever made!!! I used fire roasted diced tomatoes and ground turkey instead of the ground beef. Also, I added chipotle hot sauce...

Bland, almost inedible. I always make the normal "boilermaker" but wanted to save a few calories. When it tasted to drab I compared ingredients it literally lacks two from the other recipe: 1 tb...

Super yummy! whole family enjoyed it! will forever use as my go to chili recipe.

Thought it tasted low calorie. It was OK. Though we had to skip half the chili powder. And it makes a lot more than 12 servings!

I am still getting rave reviews about this chili after serving it at a holiday get together! I will definitely make it again!