Jack Daniels Chili

IMG_0872I am always looking for a different way to make award winning chili.  Yesterday my son suggested to put some Jack Daniels in it.  I thought about it and decided to put together a recipe with Jack Daniels.  My biggest decision was to use a staple I always use in chili and that’s beer.  I wasn’t sure how mixing beer and Jack Daniels would turn out.  After looking at the ingredients you will see I substituted something else for the broth than beer to let the Jack Daniels stand out in the flavor.   You will also notice that I don’t use salt.  I get the sodium from other ingredients.


2 Pounds Of Ground Beef
1 Pound Of Chorizo Sausage Squeezed Out Of Casings
1 Medium Onion Chopped
1 Bell Pepper Chopped
4 Jalepano Peppers Chopped
2 Cans Beef Broth
1 6 Oz Can Tomato Paste
1 12 Oz Can Crushed Tomatoes
8 Oz Of Jack Daniels
1 Tsp Beef Granules
1 Tsp Chicken Granules
1 Tsp Granulated Onion
1 Tsp Granulated Garlic
5 Tbs Chili Powder
1 Tbs Cumin
1 Tbs Ground Black Pepper
1 Tbs Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 12 Oz Can Of Light Red Kidney Beans
1 12 Oz Can Of Pinto Beans


In pot or large skillet melt some butter and add onion and peppers.  I call this 
sweating them.  After about 3 minutes add the chorizo sausage.  Saute sausage and 
veggies until sausage is about half done.  Add ground beef and saute until the meat is done.  It is very important to get the grease out so now dump everything into a 
colander and drain the grease out.  Put back in the pot and add all the remaining 
ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and let it get happy for about
2 hours.  If it needs to be thinned out it's ok to add some water.  Cheers !!!

2 thoughts on “Jack Daniels Chili”

  1. Can I use turkey meat and chicken sausage instead of ground beef and chorizo sausage? If I put in all of the jalepeno pepper and all of the chili powder in this recipe, how spicy will it be?

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