Carrie's Experimental Kitchen

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Chili is a wonderful meal to make for any occasion as it is high in fiber, filling and goes a long way. I chose to make this version using Italian beer as the base; as well as a lean ground beef (90/10), but you can also substitute ground turkey or chicken in it's place.

The beer with the addition of fire roasted tomatoes gave this chili a wonderful flavor. It's also a great dish to serve when having guests as it can keep warm in the slow cooker so they can help themselves. Serve it 'as-is', over rice or egg noodles or use it top hot dogs, burgers or nachos.


1 lb lean ground beef1 cup diced red onion1 green pepper, seeded and diced2 garlic cloves, chopped15 oz can kidney beans, rinsed½ cup tomato paste2 cup fire-roasted diced tomatoes1 Tbsp chili powder½ tsp cumin12 oz bottle Italian beer (I used Birra Moretti)


  1. In a large, nonstick frying pan brown the ground beef; then add the onions, peppers and garlic.
  2. Saute until the vegetables start to soften; then add the mixture to your slow cooker.
  3. Add the beans, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin and beer and mix well.
  4. Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 4-6 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

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Per Single Serving / Serves 6 Total

  • Calories 238
  • Total Fat 6.6g
  • Total Carbohydrates 22.9g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Protein 19.6g
  • Sugars 6.2g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Contributor, Stew, Main Dish, Beef, Bean & Legume, Easy, Slow Cooker

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