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Brenda's Red, White, and Black Chili Recipe

Brenda’s Red, White, and Black Chili


Your standard weeknight chili gets spiced up with fermented goodness from gochujang and the malty depth of dark beer.


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef, or more to taste
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle dark beer
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes with basil
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)
  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • salt to taste


  1. Heat a 4-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook until well browned, dry, and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour in beer, scraping up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir in crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and gochujang. Add cannellini beans, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and thyme. Stir until well combined.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer until flavors come together, 60 to 90 minutes. Season with salt during the last 5 or 10 minutes.

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Nutritional Information

Brenda's Red, White, and Black Chili

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 452.8
% Daily Value *
protein: 55 %
carbohydrates: 13 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 43 %
fat: 29 %
saturated fat: 33 %
cholesterol: 23 %
vitamin a iu: 55 %
niacin equivalents: 75 %
vitamin b6: 36 %
vitamin c: 34 %
folate: 9 %
calcium: 18 %
iron: 57 %
magnesium: 21 %
potassium: 22 %
sodium: 30 %
thiamin: 16 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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