Whiskey Jack’s Down Home Steak Chili in Just 30 Minutes

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.



I am pretty sure every midwestern man is a meat and potatoes lover.  Chad grew up in Iowa with a love  of hearty meals.  You know those stick to your ribs kind of dinners that after you eat leave you feeling completely satisfied.

As fall is upon us I have been working on some chili recipes and although I may be perfectly content with my Italian Chili or Hearty Vegetarian Chili, Chad is not! Naturally, I set out to make him the most satisfying chili that I could think of. 

With flavor profiles dancing in my head I imagined myself cooking in an old farmhouse in Iowa with Chad (my rugged cowboy) out working the land.  I would spend the entire day preparing a chili so satisfying that he would sigh with utter delight after devouring several bowls.

Well, truth be told Chad is more of a rocker than a cowboy, but none the less after devouring multiple bowls of my Whiskey Jack’s Down Home Steak Chili he did sigh with utter contentment and I grinned from ear to ear.  Unlike my daydreaming self, I don’t have all day to cook.  This baby was ready in just 30 minutes!

A bowl full of smoky, spicy chili beans is joined with the flavors of seared steak and whiskey to create the ultimate steak chili!

Dinner’s Ready!

Get Free Recipes Sent to Your Email

Do you ❤️ TSRI? Don’t miss another recipe!

Subscribe to The Slow Roasted Italian by email to receive new recipes in your inbox!!


With love, from our simple kitchen to yours. 

Don’t miss a thing! Follow us on

Facebook Twitter Pinterest | Instagram 


Other Recipes With Jack Daniels

Whiskey Jack's Down Home Steak Chili in a bowl

Whiskey Jack’s Down Home Steak Chili in Just 30 Minutes

Donna Elick
A bowl full of smoky, spicy chili beans is joined with the flavors of seared steak and whiskey to create the ultimate steak chili!
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Method Stovetop
Servings 8 cups


  • 2 pounds thick cut steak, cut into 1/2-3/4” pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, fresh ground
  • 1 1/2 cups Jack Daniels Whiskey*
  • 46.5 ounces S&W Chili Beans, 3 15.5-ounce cans
  • 15.5 ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon New Mexico chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 2 jalapenos, minced, seeded and deveined


  • Heat a large (12 quart) pot over high heat. Once it you can feel the heat with your hand, add oil. Add steak and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until steak is browned on all sides stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile prepare ingredients.
  • Add jalapenos. Toss to combine. Add whiskey. Allow to boil for about 3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Stir to combine. Reduce to simmer, cook for 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Donna’s Notes

You can substitute 12 ounces of beef broth for the whiskey, but it will change the flavor. It does make one heckofa delicious steak chili though!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 570cal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1699mg | Sugar: 10g | Fiber: 10g | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 6mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
the slow roasted italian affiliate linked cookbook banner

Disclosure: Posts may contain affiliate links. If you purchase a product through an affiliate link your price will remain the same and The Slow Roasted Italian will automatically receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting us, it helps us keep creating new recipes.


  1. I love a good chili and Jack and I are friends from way back. Sounds perfect to me! Good one Donna and so beautiful.

    1. I don't know why I never thought of using Jack in cooking. I am so glad it finally occurred to me, because we have been having so much fun these last few months!

  2. 5 stars
    A 30 minute chili!? SIGN ME UP! this was packed with flavor and was such a nice hearty meal. I’ll be making this a lot now!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating