Bourbon Chili

  • Yield: 6 servings


2pounds ground beef
1/2cup chopped onion
2-- (16-ounce) cans whole tomatoes
2-- (16-ounce) cans red beans or kidney beans
1/2cup bourbon
1/4cup chili powder
1/4cup vinegar
2teaspoons salt


  1. Brown the ground beef with the onion in a large saucepan, stirring until the ground beef is crumbly; drain.  Stir in the undrained tomatoes, undrained beans, bourbon, chili powder, vinegar and salt.  Simmer for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until of the desired consistency, stirring occasionally.


Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Make in the Shade (The Junior League of Fort Lauderdale, Fl., 1999).