The Best Chili Recipe

the best chili recipe the best chili recipe  If you follow me on Snapchat chances are you have seen me whip up a pot of chili once or twice. Today I’m sharing my best chili recipe with you guys, and guess what? I’m doing it on Youtube! Ahh.. so crazy I know! I’ve had so many of you ask for me to share it, so I’m pretty pumped to do so! I’m leaving the actual recipe down below in this blog post for you guys to easily access after watching the video!

Maybe it’s the midwest girl in me, but I love making chili. I’ve been making it for years, and have switched up my recipe a lot. I think I’ve finally mastered the recipe, and you guys… it’s SO delicious. It’s also fool proof. You can add a little more or less of any item and it should still turn out fine. That’s one of my favorite things about making chili and soup!



2 lbs ground beef (I usually get a leaner ground beef, grass fed is best!)

1 large onion, diced

1 red pepper & 1 yellow pepper, diced

2-3 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon cumin

2-3 teaspoons smoked paprika

salt & pepper to taste

1/2 cup of beer (dark beer is best)

1 14.5 oz can black beans

1 14.5 oz can kidney beans

1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes

1 28 oz can diced tomatoes


  1. In a large pot sautee the onion & peppers in olive oil. Sautee until the onions are translucent and then add in the garlic and sautee for another minute. Add in the spices and sautee for another minute or two.
  2. Add in the ground beef and cook through.
  3. After the ground beef is cooked pour in the beer and add the beans. Mix together. Then add the diced tomatoes and crushed tomatoes and give everything a stir.
  4. Reduce the heat to simmer and let the chili sit until you are ready to eat. You could eat it right away if you wanted, but I like to let my chili sit for at least an hour.
  5. Add your desired toppings and enjoy! Chili is even more delicious the next day, so don’t forget to save the leftovers!

I hope you guys love it! Let me know if you make it, and also let me know if you would like to see more recipe videos on Youtube and here on the blog!


Lee Anne


  1. Alix Maza on January 12, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Okay yum! Tecans usually don’t like beans in their chili, but I’ll try this out!

    Alix |

    • Lee Anne on January 12, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Ha, I’m not a true Texan 😉 I’m from the midwest 🙂

  2. Ashley DTKAustin on January 12, 2017 at 10:07 am

    That chili look so yummy! I might have to try and make this while I’m at home for the next few months!

    • Lee Anne on January 12, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Yes! Have the hubs do it for you!

  3. Kayleigh on January 12, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Ooh this sounds so delish! I will def have to try it out!

  4. Casey on January 12, 2017 at 11:54 am

    This looks SO good that we’re making it tonight! Excited to try it!

    • Lee Anne on January 12, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      Oh yay!! Let me know how you like it!

  5. Rochelle on January 12, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Chili is one dish I’ve never found the perfect recipe for. Will try this out!

  6. Stephanie on January 12, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Your video was so fun to watch. You have me seriously inspired to try out this yummy-sounding recipe!

    Stephanie //

  7. Lexi on January 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    We make a lot of turkey chili in this house! Always a big hit with the fam. <3

  8. Jenna Colgrove on January 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Love that you added avocado!! I never thought of that before! I can’t believe it since I love avocado!

    Jenna from

  9. angelle marix on January 12, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    This looks so good. I freakin’ love a yummy chili. Saving this recipe.

    Angelle Marix

  10. Mama Munchkin on January 13, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Can’t wait to try this one. I have tried quite a few chili recipes and while they are good I haven’t found that perfect one just yet. Hoping this is it!!

  11. January Hart on January 14, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Chili is one my very fav winter foods! This recipe looks so good and I love the addition of the black beans and beer! Bet that adds so much to the richness of the flavor!

  12. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen on January 14, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Chili is perfect for winter! This sounds wonderful, and I think my family would really enjoy it.

    • Lee Anne on January 15, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      I hope they do! Chili is perfect in the winter!

  13. Meileilan on January 15, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Is this your first recipe video or I just miss out some of your previous blog. I love this, this is perfect for the season. Thank you Lee ❤️

    • Lee Anne on January 15, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      This is my first recipe video 🙂 I’ve posted a few recipes here on the blog, but this is the first one I’ve ever done on video 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  14. Emily on January 17, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Hi! This chili looks amazing! I’m definitely going to try it when I am done with Whole30! Also, if you really like trying out new chili we are LOVING this ‘Beef & Sweet Potato Chili’!


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