Brisket Chili

Brisket Chili

You may need to pick up brisket just to make this one!


  • 3 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups brisket, cut into cubes
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon adobo seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle beer
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
  • For serving:  sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese


In a large soup pot over medium heat sauté bacon until crispy.  Remove with a slotted spoon but reserve drippings.  Add butter, onion, and bell pepper.  Sauté until onions are transparent.  Add garlic and cook one more minute. 

Add brisket and all seasonings.  Cook 3 minutes on low allowing seasonings to set in.

Add beer and deglaze the pot.  Cook 3 minutes.  Add tomato sauce and green chiles.  Let simmer 30 minutes.  The longer it can cook the better.

Top with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and chopped cooked bacon.