Coca Cola Chili

Perfect for these chilly fall nights! This recipe was created when I couldn’t find my dads trusty recipe and started getting creative on my own. Turned out pretty darn tasty if I do say so myself! :)

Coca Cola Chili
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  1. 1 lb ground beef
  2. 1 small white onion, chopped
  3. 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  4. 1 can tomato sauce
  5. 2 cans water
  6. 1 can rotel, drained
  7. 1 tsp cumin
  8. 1 tsp oregano
  9. 1 can coke (regular, not diet)
  10. 4 tbsp chili powder (or more to taste)
  11. 2 15oz cans kidney beans, drained
  12. red pepper to taste
  13. salt to taste
  14. Masa or flour to thicken
  1. Brown ground beef in stock pot over medium high heat, add all ingredients except red pepper and masa/flour. Boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 hours. Add red pepper (optional) masa/flour mixed with water (I do 1/4 cup water to 2 tbsp flour - or cheat and use the 2 alarm chili kit at King Soopers ) and simmer for additional 20 min+. Top with cheese and sour cream to taste.
  2. Not very spicy but DH dumps a heap of red pepper and jalepeno's in his. The coke made it really really really really really yummy! A sweet taste almost. HEAVEN!
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  1. says

    Hey Jackie,

    I am the director of the Archives for Coca-Cola and would love to get your permission to repost or link to your recipe on our Coca-Cola Heritage Blog, We blog about Coke history, artifacts, art, sports and pop culture… including recipes. October is National Chili month, and, rather than just repost the same recipe I did two years ago, I wanted to find a new one. Your recipe sounds great. Can I get your permission to link back to this recipe?


    FYI, I saw your bio, I have a daughter and also have three sons, one (now 15) with Autism.

  2. Jackie Sutton says

    Very tasty! I had someone bring Coke to my new years party and I don’t drink soda, so I wanted to find a good way to get rid of it. Thanks!

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