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  • Total Recipe Time: 1-1/2 hours to 1-3/4 hours
  • Makes 8 servings


  1. 2 pounds Ground Beef (95% lean)
  2. 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
  3. 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
  4. 1 can (14 to 14-1/2 ounces) regular or reduced-sodium beef broth
  5. 1 bottle (12 ounces) regular or light beer
  6. 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  7. 2 medium green, red, yellow or orange bell peppers, diced
  8. 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  9. 1/3 cup chili powder
  10. 1 large jalapeño pepper, seeded, finely chopped
  11. 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  12. 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  13. 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  14. 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed, drained
  15. Lime wedges and baked tortillas chips (optional)
  1. Sliced cherry tomatoes, sliced green onions, sliced serranos or jalapeños, chopped onion


  1. Heat stockpot over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove drippings.
  2. Add tomatoes, beef broth, beer, onions, bell peppers, tomato paste, chili powder, jalapeño pepper, garlic, cumin and oregano to stockpot, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in black beans and continue to simmer 15 minutes or until thickened to desired consistency, stirring occasionally. 
  4. Season with salt and black pepper, as desired. Garnish with Toppings, as desired. Serve with lime wedges and baked tortilla chips, if desired.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
Comments (2)
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This is delicious and easy to make. You can omit the barley, if you don't care for it. I let all the juices reduce by cooking. The onions caramelize and make a sweet, but spicy sauce.


sounds easy and delicious