Mexican Chili Beef Recipe

26 Jan

Here’s something you can whip up in less than 30 minutes.  This is our original recipe, tweaked and tested (and allegedly loved by our friends who’ve come over and tried it).

What you’ll need:

  • Worcestershire sauce
  • All spice powder (McCormick)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 bottle of beer
  • 1 kilo of ground round/ground beef
  • Tomato sauce of your choice, 1 big pack
  • Brown sugar
  • Olive oil
  • Spanish Paprika
  • Chili Powder
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dried Basil
  • 2 red Onions
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 pack of taco shells


1. Dice the onions (helpful diagram below for less tears. Haha) then pound the garlic with a mortar and pestle.

2. Preheat a pan with olive oil (doesn’t really matter which kind) and sautee your garlic and onions together. Nice.

4. Throw in your ground beef and then open the bottle of beer and pour in around half of it in. Make sure that all the beef soaks in the beer. Wait until the beef is nice and brown.

5. Put in around 4 tbsps of Worcestershire sauce (a tricky word to spell.) and let the beef simmer for a bit.

6. Throw in a beef cube or two (up to you).

6. Put in a palmful of Spanish paprika (remember that a palmful is not equal to a handful.) Put in some salt and pepper to season.

7. Stir in the tomato sauce packs. The trick here is just to keep testing the mix to make sure that it’s to your liking.  Put in brown sugar as your heart deee–sires!

8. Put in the chili powder sloooowly. Little by little, as it gets spicier as it cooks.

9. Put in a tbsp. of all spice, 2 tbsps. each of basil and oregano. Let simmer for around 6 minutes (a random number.)

When the folks at your house are ready to eat, warm some pandesal (around 6 per person is  a good number, just to be sure!) then chop the other onion, of course you could have done this earlier. Sorry. haha. Then throw in the UNCOOKED onions into the mix, and stir. When the eaters are well-behaved and settled down, put them in bowls (the chili, not the people) and crush the taco shells while still in the plastic bag it comes in. Distribute among the bowls. Serve piping hot with bread on the side!

Great with beer, of course! Yay!


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