Wanda’s Best Beef Chili Recipe Ever


Okay…this is the best beef chili I’ve EVER had.  Wanda (yes, really, her mother named her Wanda. And it’s not short for Wandaleen or Wandashellski) is a woman that loves to give her talents to others.  Meaning she gets such pleasure to give to others.  So this recipe comes with love!

She served this at a couple parties and to be honest, I think I went to a party just because I knew she was goign to be serving this amazing chili.  So make sure you pin this somewhere.


  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 3/4 lb beef sirloin, cubed
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can dark beer
  • 1 cup strong coffee
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans
  • 4 chili peppers, chopped


  1. Heat oil.
  2. Cook onions, garlic and meat until brown.
  3. Add tomatoes, beer, coffee, tomato paste and beef broth.
  4. Add spices Stir in 2 cans of kidney beans and peppers.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Add 2 remaining cans of kidney beans and simmer for another 30 minutes.

DONE!!  Can you say HAPPY PEOPLE???  (yes that is a link to an article on how to be happy!)

Below are several links to things I love.  (This site is everything I love and have learned!)

The first is a link to make Jam.  Homemade jam.  Yes, that is an option in the world.  I had no idea.  I thought jam came from cans.  (Lordy!)  After that is a snake cake that tells you cakes don’t have to be just a square or a rectangle. Have fun and play.  The third link is a yummy recipe for my friend Karen’s Blue Martini.  Such a fun festive drink.  Total game changer for your guests to be holding blue martini.

Enjoy my friends!!

De-Stress Life? Create!! Make Jam At Home

Snake Barbie Kid Birthday Party Cake


Karen’s Electric Blue Martini’s!