Chili Recipe

October 24, 2014 by Jenny Melrose

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Growing up, my family never ate chili.  The well known story is how my dad swished his milk at dinner when Joe and I were first married and we had my parents over for spaghetti.  The man has a very bland palate and cannot take any form of spice so I had no experience with chili.  My husband changed that for me though.  He seems to change it about a bit every time because chili is such a versatile recipe, but this Chili Recipe is by far his best one yet and it is absolutely perfect for the month of October.

Chili Recipe

Chili Recipe

The reason that I like this chili recipe the best is that it is a hearty chili with just a mild kick of spice.  I like my chili chunky and thick.  Have you ever seen those Chunky Soup commercials that always star a football players mother?  Well, I want my chili to make me feel like it could fill the appetite of a football player and this recipe does just that.

Chili Recipe with beer

I’m not much of a beer drinker {more of wine or fruity drink type of girl myself}, but my husband loves his beer and he looks forward to the Fall every year so that he can easily buy Samuel Adams’ Octoberfest.  It was the perfect beer to add to this recipe with it’s mild citrus and toffee flavor.  It just screams of Fall!

Chili Recipe with Sam Adams


Chili Recipe
Author: Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family
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Serves: 6 – 8
A chili recipe with all the fixins
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 2 cans cannellini beans
  • 1 32 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 12oz bottle of Samuel Adams Octoberfest
  • 1 TBS Frank’s Red Hot
  • 2 TBS chili powder
  • 1 TBS cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 TBS garlic powder
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Cook the ground beef and ground turkey in a skillet.
  2. Add the cooked meats to a crockpot.
  3. Combine the rest of the ingredients in with the cooked meats in the crockpot
  4. Cook on low for 6 – 8 hours.

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One thought on “Chili Recipe

  1. Shawne says:

    I’d love to try your recipe. Do you rinse the beans before adding them, or use the liquid from the cans as well?

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