I’ve shared this recipe on the blog before, but it was when GrillGrrrl was in it’s early days, when all 5 of you 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 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.


#Winning 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


Heat oil in a big sauce pan or a dutch oven over medium heat; add onion. Reduce heat to low, and cook the onion 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add bell pepper and cook 5 minutes. Add chipotle peppers and garlic, cook one minute. Add beef and next 5 ingredients. Stir in beer and simmer about 2 minutes. Stir in Worcestershire sauce and next 4 ingredients. Bring to a low boil and reduce heat to medium to medium low. Simmer, uncovered, 30-40 minutes. 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!

chipotle chili

This recipe will making you a chili making God or Goddess. Or at the very least extremely popular with your friends.