There’s nothing better on a cold day than a piping hot bowl of chili. Well, unless of course that chili is made with beer.
That’s right – beer chili. We hope you’re ready for a rib-sticking meal! Come hungry and bring lots of friends, because this dish packs some punch.
But first thing is first – do you have your case of First Light? Excellent. Pop one open and pour it into a glass. Now we’re ready to cook.
2 pounds ground beef chuck
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
3 (450ml) cans chili beans, drained
1 (450ml) can chili beans in spicy sauce
2 (720ml) cans diced tomatoes with juice
1 (180ml) can tomato paste
1 large yellow onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 green chili peppers, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon bacon bits
4 cubes beef bouillon
1/2 cup First Light Golden Ale
1/4 cup chili powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 (300g) bag corn chips
1 (225g) package shredded Cheddar cheese
Prep and Cooking:
Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Crumble the ground chuck and sausage into the hot pan, and cook until evenly browned. Drain off excess grease.
Pour in the chili beans, spicy chili beans, diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Add the onion, celery, green and red bell peppers, chili peppers, bacon bits, bouillon, and beer. Season with chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, oregano, cumin, hot pepper sauce, basil, salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, and sugar. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
After 2 hours, taste, and adjust salt, pepper, and chili powder if necessary. The longer the chili simmers, the better it will taste. Remove from heat and serve, or refrigerate, and serve the next day.
To serve, ladle into bowls, and top with corn chips and shredded Cheddar cheese.
That’s it! Grab a couple of cases of your favourite #DPBC beer, invite some friends, and sit down for the big game.
Source: All Recipes