If you haven’t tried putting beer in your chili then you are in for a treat! Our own Jim McBride won a chili cookoff with this recipe–read more about the intense competition that led to this star-earning chili earning mad props with the gardening set.
- 2 lbs. ground beef (95% lean)
- 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 ½ cups onions, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. garlic, minced
- 2 yellow bell peppers, chopped
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded, finely chopped
- ¼ cup chili powder
- 1 Tbsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. thyme
- ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (14½ oz.) can chili diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (14½ oz.) can beef broth
- 12 oz. dark beer
- ⅓ cup tomato paste
- 2 (15 oz.) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
- Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
- Brown ground beef in stockpot over medium heat (8-10 minutes). Remove from stockpot with slotted spoon. Set aside. Pour off drippings.
- Heat oil in same stockpot over medium heat until shimmering. Add onions and garlic; cook until onions are tender (3-5 minutes). Add bell peppers and jalapeño and cook until tender (4-5 minutes).
- Return beef to stockpot. Add chili powder, cumin, oregano, thyme and cayenne; cook and stir until toasted (2-3 minutes).
- Stir in crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, broth, beer, and tomato paste; bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 45 minutes. Uncover stockpot and continue simmering until thickened (30-40 minutes).
- Stir in beans; cook until beans are heated through (5-10 minutes). Garnish with cilantro, if desired.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7.5g||10%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g|
|Total Carbohydrate 27g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||26%|
|Total Sugars 8g|
|Includes 0g Added Sugars||0%|
|Sugar Alcohol 0g|
|Other Carbohydrate 10g|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|
|Vitamin A 101.4mcg||10%|
|Vitamin C 91.3mcg||100%|
|Vitamin E 3.5mg||25%|
|Vitamin K 17.1mcg||15%|
|Vitamin B6 1.2mg||70%|
|Vitamin B12 1.5mcg||60%|
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
96% Ground Beef, Canned Tomatoes (tomatoes In Juice (tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Calcium Chloride, Citric Acid), Tomato Puree (water, Concentrated Crushed Tomatoes), Salt), Black Beans (black Beans, Water, Salt), Beef Broth (water, Beef Stock Powder, Sea Salt, Natural Flavor, Yeast Extract, Garlic Powder, Gelatin (beef), Torula Yeast, Maltodextrin (potato)), Tomatoes With Green Chilies (tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Salt, Green Chili Peppers, Dried Onions, Vinegar, Spices, Garlic Powder, Citric Acid, Calcium Chloride, Natural Flavors), Beer (water, Barley, Hops And Yeast), Yellow Bell Pepper, Onion, Tomato Paste (tomato Pulp, Salt), Chili Powder, Garlic, Jalapeno Pepper, Soybean Oil, Cumin, Oregano, Thyme, Chili Pepper.
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