Small Fire Tasty Chili

"4 meats, 3 beans, lots of spice and a cup of beer. Local chilis make this chili have a bit of fire that hits the back of your throat but not your stomach. You will come back for more and more and wonder if there's a secret ingredient. This is a beany and meaty chili that has so much flavor you wonder how it only takes near 30 ingredients. Great to eat with corn chips or just as it is. It will surely leave a smile on your face."

Prep Time


Cook Time

2.5 hours

Paired With

Main Protein



Ground beef .5 lb, 1.5 lb, 1 lb, 1.5 cups chopped, 1 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, 1 tablespoon, 2 teaspoons, 2 teaspoons, 1 tablespoon, 4 cubes, 1/2 cup, 1 teaspoon, 1/2 cup, Fine Chopped and seeded, Finely chopped, Fine Chopped and Seeded, 2 chopped, 1 tablespoon, 2 (15 oz) cans, 1 (15 oz) can, 1 (15 oz) can, 2 (28oz) cans, 1 (14.5oz) can, 1 (6oz) can
Ground Top Round
Ground Italian Sausage
Bacon Crisp
Cayenne Pepper
Black Pepper
White Sugar
Dried Basil
Dried Oregano
Worcestshire Sauce
Beef Bullion
Chili Powder
Flatiron Pepper Company 4 pepper blend
Beer (pilsner)
Red Bell Pepper
Large Yellow Sweet Onion
Green Bell Pepper
Serrano Pepper
Minced garlic
Chili Beans drained
Mild Chili Beans drained
Hot Chili Beans
Diced Tomatoe with juice
Stew Tomatoes with juice
Tomato Paste


  1.  Gather all ingredients
  2. In large stock pot, brown sausage, ground beef, and ground top round on medium high.   Stir frequently and work to integrate meat together.  Once evenly browned, drain of all excess grease.
  3. Pour in all chili beans, diced tomatoes, stew tomatoes and tomato paste.   Add all remaining ingredients and stir to blend.  Cover and simmer for 2 hours.  The longer it simmers, the more flavor it develops.  If you remove the cover and it’s too soupy, let simmer uncovered for additional 15-30 minutes.
  4. Taste chili, add more salt, pepper, and chili powder if necessary.  Remove from heat and serve.   Consider condiments of cheese, sour cream, and corn chips.