Chili for a Crowd


There's nothing like a big pot of hearty chili to satisfy a hungry crowd. Pair it with all the fixings: cheese, chives, sour cream, and more.

Chili for a Crowd
Photo: Rob Howard
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 serves


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 2 bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 6 - ounce 6-ounce can tomato paste

  • ¼ cup chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 12-ounce bottles lager beer

  • 2 19-ounce cans kidney beans

  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • corn bread

  • toppings (such as sour cream, radishes, scallions, avocados, jalapenos, cilantro, Cheddar, and toasted pumpkin seeds)


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, bell peppers, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 6 to 8 minutes.

  2. Add the beef and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the tomato paste, chili powder, and cumin and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

  3. Add the beer, beans, the tomatoes and their juices, 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve with the corn bread and toppings as desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

348 Calories
12g Fat
26g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 348
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 842mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 30g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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