1 Easy, Warm and comforting Whisky chili with beans – perfect for a winter night!

1 easy, Warm and comforting Whisky chili with beans – perfect for a winter night!

Whisky Chili with Beans! I actually prefer chili without beans. Most of my chili recipes are more involved and I wanted my first chili on this site to be simple. It is simple but has a wonderful flavor. This whisky chili is on the meaty, hearty side. I used whisky for flavor, because usually I smoke my meats. I also used smoked ancho peppers I make myself. You can use any smoky pepper you can find. This will most likely be Chipotle but I like ancho better. Ancho is a dried Poblano pepper. This whisky chili is something you make quickly. I usually freeze half and save for later. I prefer to eat chili with cornbread. I have a great rustic cornbread recipe that I will post very soon.

If you like cornbread with chili, i have an amazing rustic cornbread recipe.

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We would love to hear from you. What is your favorite Whisky Chili or Chili recipe? Let us know in the comments below. If you have a recipe you think is amazing, feel free to submit it with link below.

Which Whisky to Use?

When deciding which whisky to use in your whisky chili it really depends on what you have. I usually have a whisky that cook with. Pick a whisky with a flavor you like, because it will be present in the dish.

I am not really a whisky connoisseur, so it would be great if anyone has whisky options we can post on the page. Let us know below, and I can add them to the post.

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“Why did the carrot break up with the potato? It could not handle the couch-potato lifestyle!”

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Bean or no Beans?

Dried Pinto Beans

Arguments for including beans in chili include:

  • Beans are a great source of protein and fiber, making chili a more well-rounded and nutritious meal.
  • Beans can help to thicken the chili, giving it a more substantial and satisfying texture.
  • Beans can add a subtle earthy or nutty flavor to chili.
  • You are a fan of beans in chili.

Arguments for not including beans in chili include:

  • Some people prefer the taste and texture of chili without beans.
  • Chili con carne (chili with meat) is a traditional dish, and some people believe that beans do not belong in chili.
  • Beans can change the texture of the chili, and some people like to keep the chili broth simple and uncluttered.
  • You believe beans do not belong in chili.

Ultimately, the decision to include or exclude beans in chili is a matter of personal preference. And one can always add beans as per their desire. I usually make chili without beans, so it is odd my first chili recipe has beans.

What is the history of chili?

Chili, also known as chili con carne, is a dish that has a long and complex history. The origin of chili can be traced back to the early Spanish and Mexican settlers in the southwestern United States, specifically in the state of Texas. These settlers would make a dish called “chili con carne”, which translates to “chili with meat”. This dish was made by combining chile peppers with beef, and often beans, as well as other ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, and spices.

As the dish spread throughout the United States, it evolved and adapted to local tastes and ingredients. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, chili became a popular dish in the American Southwest and its popularity continued to spread. Today, chili is considered a staple dish in American cuisine and is enjoyed in many different variations around the world. It is also a traditional food in Tex-Mex cuisine.

Ingredient of the Day-whisky

Whisky (or whiskey) is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Different grains are used for different varieties, including barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and corn. Whisky is aged in wooden casks, typically made of charred white oak, and the aging process contributes to the color and flavor of the final product. There are many different types of whisky, including Scotch, Irish, Canadian, bourbon, and Japanese. Each type has its own unique characteristics and production methods. What is your favorite whisky to cook with?

Foods with Flavor Chili Recipe. American Recipes.

Whisky Chili

Foods With Flavor
Three meat, smokey, whisky chili that is really east to make. This is a Bean Chili
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people + or -


  • 1 large pot


  • 2 whole sweet onions
  • 1 lb ground or beef or your choice
  • 1 lb pork roast
  • 1 lb chorizo
  • 8 oz diced green chilis
  • 2-3 cloves garlic-I always use fresh
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 whole smoked peppers, I used ancho I grind them before use I make them at home.
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tbsp mexican oregano
  • tsp Mirch or other hot pepper to taste Mirch is very hot and can be found in an Indian Grocery Store.
  • ¼ cup whisky
  • ¼-⅓ cup brown sugar- to taste
  • 32 oz beef stock
  • 16 oz black beans
  • 16 oz red beans or pinto You can add more or remove the beans totally



  • brown or grill ground beef or beef of your choice
    1 lb ground or beef or your choice
  • Grill or Roast chorizo and pork roast, let rest and chop into bit size pieces
    1 lb pork roast, 1 lb chorizo
  • Heat large pot and add 1-2 tbsp of oil to saute sweet onions
    2 whole sweet onions
  • add garlic and cook for 30 seconds to release aroma but not burn garlic
    2-3 cloves garlic-I always use fresh
  • add dry spices and cook for 30 seconds to release aroma
    3 whole smoked peppers, I used ancho I grind them before use, 1 tbsp Cumin, 1 tbsp smoked paprika, 2 tsp white pepper, tsp Mirch or other hot pepper to taste
  • add rest of ingredients including meat. Rinse beans if canned!
    8 oz diced green chilis, 28 oz crushed tomatoes, ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp mexican oregano, ¼ cup whisky, ¼-⅓ cup brown sugar- to taste, 32 oz beef stock
  • bring to a simmer and reduce for 1-1.5 hours. Your desired consistency
  • I usually let me sit to cool down, then serve and enjoy
Keyword beans, beef, chili, chorizo, pork, whisky


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