Russian Chili

Russian Chili


"A bold twist to a traditional favorite. This recipe would have even pleased Stalin."


1 h 15 m servings 422 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 422 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 26.2 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 24.5 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 393 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef until brown. Drain and let cool. Rinse with water. Drain.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion, bell pepper and celery in oil until just tender. Stir in ground beef, beer, water, chili powder, salt, pepper, parsley and cumin. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato paste and cook 10 minutes more.
  4. Stir in kidney beans and heat through. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream.
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  1. 9 Ratings


I think the taste of the beer was too overwhelming and there were too many onions. The flavor just wasn't pleasing.

Truth be told, I didn't add the cup of sour cream to the entire chili, which is, from what I can glean, the ingredient that makes this "Russian." We like to glop our own sour cream (along w/ gra...

Wow. This is different but I don't know about associating it with a dictator.

This was good, but I think I would use chili meat next time instead of ground beef. I used Shiner Bock as the beer and enjoyed that subtle flavor.

One review said not to stir in the sour cream? I have sour cream with almost everything i stirred in my sour cream. It was amazing loved this recipe and it is a regular one in my kitchen. I have...

My daughter and I made this for school after learning about Russia, and everyone loved it! We did sauté 2 cloves of garlic in with the veggies, and added some cheddar cheese and homemade cracker...

The recipe was tasty, but I prefer the regular chili better. However, I may make this recipe again.