Down Home Chili No Beans Recipe is a spicy tomato stew loaded with pork and beef, peppers and onions.
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Down Home Chili - No Beans Recipe

Down Home Chili No Beans recipe has a thick spicy tomato sauce loaded with meat, peppers, and spices. This is going to be your new favorite!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Simmer 2 hrs
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 25
Author Julie Menghini


  • 2 yellow onions chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2.5 lbs stewing beef such as chuck, sirloin or round
  • 2.5 lbs pork butt (same as pork shoulder)
  • 60 oz stewed tomatoes (4 cans) pureed
  • 1 12oz beer
  • 7 tbsp jalapenos seeded, ribs removed & finely diced
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp Cumin
  • Salt and Pepper

Garnishes: Shredded cheese, crackers (gold fish), sliced green onions, sour cream


    • Cover the bottom of a large dutch oven with vegetable oil and pre-heat.
    • Remove any extra fat from the meat and cut it into large chunks.  Salt and pepper it liberally.  Add meat to the hot dutch oven and brown.  Cook in batches and don't crowd otherwise the meat will just steam.  Remove meat from the pan after it is browned.
    • Saute the onions, bell pepper, and celery until al dente.  Add garlic and jalapeno and cook for 2 more minutes.  Deglaze the pan with the beer.
    •  Add meat back into the pan.  Add remaining ingredients and once the chili is hot reduce to a simmer. Taste and add additional chili powder or cayenne according to your tastes.  Let cook for 2 hours stirring occasionally.


    We make this chili when we have time to let it simmer.  You can also make it one day and finish it the next day. 


    Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 15.1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2.8mg
    This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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