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two bowls of cheeseburger chili topped with melted cheddar cheese
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5 from 2 votes

Bacon Cheeseburger Chili

Bacon cheeseburger chili combines all the flavors of two classic comfort foods into one yummy dish. This hearty recipe will be an instant favorite for all burger and chili lovers!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Chili, Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 302kcal


  • 8 slices bacon chopped
  • 2 lbs extra lean ground beef
  • 1 large green pepper seeded & chopped
  • 1 large white onion peeled & diced
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 1/2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 1/2 tbsp dill pickle relish
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 can kidney beans drained & rinsed
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Add the chopped bacon to a heavy bottomed soup pot, and cook (stirring, as needed) over medium heat until the bacon has crisped.
  • Add the ground beef into the pot, and cook (breaking up, and stirring often) until it's cooked through and properly crumbled.
  • Add the peppers, onion, and garlic to the pot. Mix until the veggies are evenly combined with the meats, and then continue cooking just until they've softened.
  • Season the mixture with the cumin, paprika, and chili powder- stirring to evenly combine. Continue cooking for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in the ketchup, mustard, relish, & Worcestershire sauce until evenly combined. Now, stir in the tomatoes, beef broth, and beans until evenly combined.
  • Reduce the heat to medium low, and allow the cheeseburger chili to simmer, partially covered, for 25- 30 minutes. Don't forget to stir the chili occasionally, and if it looks liquidy at first- it will thicken as it cooks.
  • Ladle the hot chili into bowls, and serve them topped with your favorite chili/burger style toppings.


recipe adapted from The Skinnyish Dish


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 753mg | Potassium: 692mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1159IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 4mg