Gregster’s Bear Chili

This is my famous Bear’s Chili Recipe that all my friends requested back in my younger drinking days. Every time there was a big game in the winter the club I frequented back then would give me the funds and request I made enough for 20-30 people to share.

Now I make it 2-3 times a years just for family and friends and is usually a Super Bowl guaranteed dish! My family just love it and we eat it with crackers or oyster crackers and a dollop of sour cream and a spinkling of shredded cheddar cheese.

I hope all my followers enjoy this recipe and please rate my recipe and leave me a comment!!!! Go Bears!!!

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium-sized onions, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds  ground meat I use 80/20
  • 1 pound  ground pork or turkey
  • 1 lb stew meat cut into quarters
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1-2 can black beans
  • 1-2 can white beans
  • 1-2 can kidney beans I use 5 cans total of beans
  • 2/3 cup (3-ounce bottle) chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (or to taste) I use Tabasco
  • 12 ounces  beer 1 full can
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute onions, pepper just until soft. Add garlic and meat; break up meat and cook until it browns completely. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 3 hours, stirring often.
  3. Remove bay leaves before serving.



Schmaltz Deli

Schmaltz Deli    Category: Restaurants Delis Delis  [Edit]

1512 N Naper Blvd Ste 152 Naperville, IL 60563

(630) 245-7595 Menu          Hours: Mon-Fri 7 am – 7 pm

Sat-Sun 8 am – 3 pm

Good for Kids:Yes Accepts Credit Cards:Yes Parking:Private Lot Attire:Casual Good for Groups:Yes Price Range:$ Takes Reservations:No Delivery:Yes Take-out:Yes Waiter Service:No Outdoor Seating:Yes Wi-Fi:Free Good For:Lunch

Schmaltz Deli    as featured on Chicago’s Best!

Five Star Food Always

Stopped in for one of my favorite stops anywhere.

  • 1/25/2012

    Sloppy Paul sandwiches are awesome great soups and don’t miss the Black and White Cookies .Delicious!

  • 12/30/2011

    Great. Food !!!! Sandwiches are huge its classic Jewish Deli grub stop by and enjoy! Try the Maccabeast a pastrami and Hot Dog on a delicious roll!!!


Juicy-O    Food Juice Bars & Smoothies Restaurants Breakfast & Brunch Food Donuts Juice Bars & Smoothies, Breakfast & Brunch, Donuts  [Edit]

2942 Finley Rd Downers Grove, IL 60515

(630) 932-4260       Add Photos Hours: Mon-Sat 6 am – 3 pm

Sun 7 am – 3 pm

Good for Kids:Yes Accepts Credit Cards:Yes Parking:Private Lot Attire:Casual Good for Groups:Yes Price Range:$ Takes Reservations:No Delivery:No Take-out:Yes Waiter Service:Yes Outdoor Seating:No Wi-Fi:No Good For:Breakfast

Four Star Review!


Enourmous portions of very good breakfast choices. I had the Chicken biscuits and gravy and must say they were delicious. The potatoes I had were ok but not great but the thing that puts Juicy-O on the map is the complimentary doughnuts with your order. They are small little just made sugar and cinnamon sweet smelling and tasting heaven. You can get them to go to by the 1/2 dozen or full dozen or 5 dozen choice!  Juicy-O I’ll be back even though your a 1/2 hour away. Thank you for a wonderful sunday morning smile!