Grandpa Rons Awesome Three-Bean Chili Recipe

  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 3 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles beer
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, undrained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can red beans, undrained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, undrained
  • 2 large white onions, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 (1.25 ounce) packages chili seasoning mix
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, or to taste (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion, or to taste (optional)
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce, or to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  1. Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef until browned and crumbly, 10 to 15 minutes; drain and discard grease. Mix beer, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, pinto beans, red beans, kidney beans, 2 chopped onions, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, brown sugar, garlic, chili seasoning mix, cornstarch, and mustard into ground beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover pot, and simmer, stirring frequently, until flavors have blended, about 1 hour.
  2. Top each serving with about 1 tablespoon Cheddar cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons onion, and hot sauce; season with salt and pepper.