Harney’s Tipsy Bacon & Beef Chili

Winning recipe: Ring Bros. Marketplace’s Chili Cook-Off


2lbs ground sirloin

1lb bacon

1 sweet onion

1 clove of garlic

1 green bell pepper

1 red bell pepper

2 cans diced tomatoes

2 cans red kidney beans (drain one can)

2 heaped tablespoons chili powder

1 heaped teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1 heaped teaspoon cinnamon

4 tablespoons parmesan cheese

1 16oz can of lager beer


  1. Fry bacon in a deep skillet.
  2. Remove bacon (keeping grease in skillet) and set aside.
  3. Brown ground sirloin and break up into small pieces. Drain ground sirloin and set aside.
  4. Chop (as desired) green bell pepper, red bell pepper, onion, and mince a clove of garlic.
  5. In a large crock pot, add all ingredients and pour approximately 8-10oz of beer over the top.
  6. Mix all the ingredients and simmer on low for at least 4 hours or until ingredients cook down (the longer the better)