It is that time of year again where I dust off the ole’ recipe box to search for winter meals for my family. I ran across the Beer Chili recipe that I have been making for years.
I used to purchase the pre-measured chili mix and call it a day. Now that I have found this recipe, I go through the trouble of measuring and chopping. It is totally worth it!
The original recipe can be found at MyRecipes. My adaptation is below.
- 1 1/2 cups of frozen onions (chopped) or a medium onion
- 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
- 1 lb of lean ground beef
- 2 tsp. of pre-minced garlic or 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons of cumin
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
- 1 can of kidney beans
- 1 can of pinto beans
- 1 (14.5 oz) can of diced tomatoes (undrained)
- 1 (14 oz) can of beef broth
- 1 (12 oz) bottle of beer (I used dark beer)
- 1 tablespoon of yellow cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon of lime juice
In a large pot combine ground beef, onions, garlic, and red pepper. Cook until the meat is brown.
Add chili powder, cumin, sugar, and salt. Mix into the meat mixture and cook for 2 minutes.
Add oregano, both types of beans, diced tomatoes, beef broth.
Add beer and bring to a boil for about 5 minutes (make sure to stir frequently).
Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Stir in cornmeal, cook for 5 minutes.
Add juice and stir. Cook for another 2 minutes.
Toppings: Cheese, Fritos, or Cornbread