Like a little spice? Then this brisket chili is for you! Chunks of beef brisket, bacon, beans and chipotle seasoning and salsa make this hearty chili the perfect meal to warm you up on a game day!
This post has been sponsored by Frito-Lay. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This brisket chili is just what you need on game day.
For me, chili is another way of saying “throw anything in a pot and serve it up”. Seriously, you can almost put anything in a chili and it will be good. On this blog alone, I have a Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Recipe, Pumpkin and Black Bean Chili, and my Homemade Chili with Beef and Bulgar. Each recipe has different meat, different flavorings, and different ingredients (i.e beans, tomatoes, sauces). Some chilis are served with grains mixed in, some are served as is. I have a Cincinnati style chili served over hot dogs and pasta and I have spicy Buffalo chicken chili topped with blue cheese as well. Each chili has a unique personality and a unique flavor profile. But no matter what, each chili is hearty, simple and delicious.
I make chili on a regular basis because it makes great leftovers and can be thrown together in a hurry. I also make chili when I need a recipe that will feed a game-day crowd. In this instance, we’re talking about a Super Bowl LII party. Chili is versatile, mainstream, and fits any occasion. One of my favorite things to do for game day is to make several different types of chili, and have a variety toppings (or bottoms like pasta), and serve it with crispy TOSTITOS® Tortilla Chips. It is a fun way to please a crowd and no one walks away hungry.
About Brisket Chili
This brisket chili is more than just a bowl of chili, it is thick and robust in texture and flavor. Beef brisket is cooked with bacon, a slew of spices, fire roasted tomatoes, black beans, beer and chipotle salsa. This chili can have as much or as little spice as you can handle by adjusting the seasoning and the heat of the salsa. Definitely try to find fire roasted tomatoes and chipotle salsa – my favorite is TOSTITOS® Chipotle Restaurant Style Salsa. Both ingredients add a depth of flavor that is smoky and spicy. As for the beer, while the alcohol cooks down while the chili simmers, know that it is not entirely necessary to use beer in this recipe. Chicken or veggie broth would be worthy substitutes.
I find that the one thing you need to have on hand when serving this chili is TOSTITOSs® Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips. I use tortilla chips in place of a spoon when eating this chili! The chips hold up to the beefy chili and add the perfect crunch to each bite. The chips have a lightly salted coating that works with the fire-roasted, smoky flavor in the brisket packed chili. Add a sprinkling of cheese on your chili, grab your chips and dig in! You will never miss the spoon when you have a bag of TOSTITOS® around! And your party guests will never go hungry when you serve up this chipotle brisket chili!
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- 4 slices of bacon, chopped
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 1/2 lbs beef brisket, cubed
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 14 oz cans black beans rinsed and drained
- 2 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 14 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 12 oz can or bottle of beer
- 1 cup TOSTITOS® Chipotle Restaurant Style Salsa
- 1 bag TOSTITOS® Original Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips (for serving!)
In a large stock pot, heat bacon and cook unto crispy. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add onions to bacon grease and cook for 3-4 minutes or until soft; remove and set aside. Add brisket to the same stock pot. cook brisket until no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Add garlic to beef along with spices. Stir in black beans, tomato paste, fire roasted tomatoes, beer and salsa; stir. Bring chili to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until ready to serve.
Amount Per ServingCalories 0 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 0mg Fiber 0g Sugar 0g Protein 0g