I’ve shared this recipe on the blog before, but it was when GrillGrrrl was in its early days and all of 5 people were reading it. My co-worker just won a Chili cookoff with my recipe, so I just had to share with you all in case it might help you win too! This is a really hearty chipotle chili as it includes using a dark beer such as Guinness or a porter. Combined with black beans, sirloin meat and the kick of chipotle peppers and you have a real winner on your hands.

guinness chipotle chili in a bowl Grill Girl Robyn

Guinness Chipotle Chili Recipe

  • Author: Robyn


  • 2 tblsp olive oil
  • large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red or green pepper, chopped
  • 5 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 56 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb ground sirloin or a higher end meat. (I just feel that the chili is better with a leaner higher grade beef but this can be up to you)
  • 2 to 3 tblsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 to 3 tsp ground cumin
  • t tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1 12 oz. bottle Guinness or another dark beer
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 28 oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes (try hunt’s or rotel)
  • 2 tblsp tomato paste
  • 2 (14. 0z) chicken or beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 15 oz. black beans
  • Garnished: Fritos (as stated above) pepper jack cheese and sour cream


  1. Heat oil in a big sauce pan or a dutch oven over medium heat; add onion.
  2. Reduce heat to low, and cook the onion 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add bell pepper and cook 5 minutes.
  4. Add chipotle peppers and garlic, cook one minute.
  5. Add beef and next 5 ingredients. Stir in beer and simmer about 2 minutes. S
  6. tir in Worcestershire sauce and next 4 ingredients. Bring to a low boil and reduce heat to medium to medium low.
  7. Simmer, uncovered, 30-40 minutes.
  8. Add beans, stir, and continue to simmer until liquid has reduced slightly and the chili has become thicker. (After adding beans, I usually simmer another 30-45 minutes).

You will have seconds, possibly thirds.

Do you have a #winning Chili recipe? Let’s hear it- I love trying out different chili recipes!


Guinness chili with tortillas and sour cream from Grill Girl Robyn

You can’t go wrong with a Guinness chili recipe.


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