Best chili recipe! This simple homemade beef Barbecue Chili recipe is flavored with barbecue sauce for an easy chili that's sure to please.
Originally published 10/2/13. Updated with new tips 8/6/18.
Barbecue Chili recipe is one of my favorite cold-weather dinners. I'm not much of a cold-weather person though.
When it dropped to 70 degrees here the other day, I figured that it was close enough to winter. So, I made this chili and some corn bread for supper.
How to make chili (the easy way)
This chili recipe couldn't be much easier – you brown the ground beef, throw everything in a pot, and then just let it simmer.
What kind of barbecue sauce should I use
So much of the flavor of this chili depends on the barbecue sauce that you use. I usually use one with brown sugar because we like it to be a little sweet and spicy.
Just choose a barbecue sauce you like, and it'll be great!
Can I freeze this chili
You can. I suggest waiting to add the beans until you reheat the chili to avoid any mushiness.
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Barbecue Chili Recipe
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 yellow or white onion (finely chopped)
- 2-15 ounce cans kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
- 15 ounce can black beans (rinsed and drained)
- 3-14 ounce cans diced tomatoes
- 16-18 ounce bottle of barbecue sauce
- 1 teaspoon chili powder (feel free to add more if you like things on the spicier side)
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- In a large pot or Dutch oven, brown the ground meat. Drain.
- Return the cooked meat to the pot.
- Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir to combine.
- Cover, and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring as needed, for about 1-2 hours.