Sharon's Awesome Chicago Chili

Sharon's Awesome Chicago Chili


"Every time I make this chili, people beg for the recipe. My husband wants this made at least once a month. It is delicious topped with shredded Cheddar cheese and sour cream."


4 h 15 m servings 389 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 389 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.4g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 26.3 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 890 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the ground beef in a large pot and cook over medium heat until evenly brown. Drain off the excess fat.
  2. Mix in the kidney beans, diced tomatoes, beer, chili sauce, onion, garlic, chili seasoning, black pepper, garlic powder, onion, cayenne pepper, oregano, sugar, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
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  1. 53 Ratings


Awesome! And, I must admit I don't really like chili which is probably why I like this recipe so much. It's not really a traditional tasting chili - more like chili meets sloppy joe. It's not ...

This is a unique chili that my family absolutely loved. I decided to make it as written the first time, with the exception of the sugar amount. We don't like things too sweet, so I cut the su...

This chilli is absolutely stunning- I'm not surprised people beg for the recipe!

I'm from Chicago and at first it was kinda of strange adding so many spices and the sugar, But it came out Very Good. I added some macroni noodles just a couple and added some red pepper too, wi...

Being from chicago, I just had to try this recipe. This chili had a great texture, but was way toooo sweet for our tastes. I ended up doctoring it up quite a bit just to counterbalance the sugar...

Very flavorful and thick. It was a little too sweet and next time I will leave out the sugar. I think it's plenty sweet between the chili sauce (which is like zesty ketchup) and the beer... I ...

Very good...I didn't have any beer in the fridge, so left it out. Also, I waited till the last 1/2 hour to add the beans so they didn't have that weird, bloated texture I find occurs when they ...

great recipe! took 2nd at the chili cook off at work... i only put in half of the sugar though and it was plenty for me and added some extra cayenne pepper and chili powder for extra kick..

This is very tasty chili, not chili! It is a little sweet, but also has a little zing. I used it on baked potatoes and it was a big hit at our house.