Chili With a Twist

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“This recipe gives you the choice of ground meats or cubed meats For the ground meat type, after browning the ground beef, just drain it, toss the stick of butter in, and continue on with the recipe.The butter makes the chili, believe me. The beans are up to you as to which type and how many you want. I use a combination. Honestly, this whole recipe consists of brown the meat, and just dump the other ingredients in! That's it! Times will vary between the cubed meats and the ground meats.You can put the bean mixture in the pan that you cooked the ground meats in . It's up to you to put the types of beans that you like in this.Times will vary as well as quantity. If you are going to make the single batch, I recommend that you use the little cans of beans, I think they are probably 4-6 oz., and that way you can use pintos, black, kidney or a combo of them.”
1hr 50mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the bean mixture:
  2. Combine all of the bean ingredients in medium saucepan.
  3. To make using the cubed meat:
  4. Saute meat in the butter til all pink is gone .
  5. Add the meat to the bean mixture, cover and simmer for 1 hour and 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add beer and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  7. To make using the the ground meat:
  8. Saute the ground meat til all pink is gone. Drain meat, place back in pot.
  9. Add stick of butter, add this to the bean mixture, cover and let simmer for 40 minutes.
  10. Add the beer.
  11. Continue to simmer 5 more minutes.
  12. 9/14/2014 Note: McCormick's has discontinued making their Mexican seasoning. I just use Taco Bell's packet of Taco Seasoning. Just be sure to use a good quality seasoning.
  13. .

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a