Bourbon Chili

  • Yield 6 servings

A delicious and hearty chili to serve on a cold day.


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



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