Thursday, March 11

Boozy Beef Chili for St. Patrick's Day

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It's big. It's bad. It's Boozy Beef Chili.

Full-bodied porters or stouts, such as Guinness, add complexity and depth to otherwise ordinary beef chili. Make it for St. Patrick's Day or anytime you feel like having a belly-filling bowl of hot chili.

Boozy Beef Chili
Serves 6-8
Print recipe only here.

1 tablespoon canola or olive oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 large green or red bell pepper, chopped
1- 1/4 pound ground beef
1 1/2-2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Several shakes of salt
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 (14.5 oz) cans of pinto or red kidney beans, drained
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with the juice
1 (12 oz) bottle dark beer, such as Guinness stout
1 tablespoon corn meal, to thicken, optional

1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, saute onions and pepper in oil for 5 minutes. Add meat. Cook until browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in spices and sugar. Add beans, tomatoes, and beer and stir. Bring to a boil. Reduce to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until thick and soupy. Stir in cornmeal if you want the chili thicker. Taste, and adjust seasonings as necessary.

2. Top servings with any of the following: shredded Cheddar cheese, sour cream, diced avocado, sliced green onions, or fresh cilantro. This chili tastes even better the next day.

You might also like these beefy dishes by Food Blogga:
Chocolate Chipotle Chili
The Southwest Burger
Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

You might also like these chilis made with beer:
Crock Pot Chili recipe from Savour Fare
Turkey Chili recipe from A Good Appetite
Beef and Three Bean Chili recipe from Pinch My Salt


Anh said...

I am in the mood for something like this, Susan. So this becomes handy :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

With this wintery weather, that chili is excatly what I'd need to comfort me!



Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Guiness would be perfect for this hearty stew Susan. Erin go braugh.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

ahn-Glad to be of service. ;)

rosa-I find chili endlessly comforting too.

val-I may be saying that pretty soon if I keep this up!

Kalyn Denny said...

You're on a roll for St. Patrick's Day, but I have to say your Beer Ice Cream Float may have been the most original St. Paddy's Day recipe ever! (This looks good too!)

veron said...

love your title, boozy beef so perfect for St. Patrick's and this rainy weather right here.

Katie Zeller said...

Beer in the Chili? I love it. Beer with the chili, too, naturally

Livin Local said...

Oh, this sounds so warm and yummy.

golfmurf said...

very nice- will try this tom. afternoon - thanks love the blog- suebobdog

ChichaJo said...

My hubby has been bugging me for chili! This looks perfect...I'm sure he'll love it even more with the beer!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

It may be big and bad, but I bet it tastes brilliant... I'm familiar with boozy stews, but loving the idea of a boozy chilli, too. And why not!

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Chris said...

This is a perfect recipe for these rainy days in Atlanta. ;) Yummmmm

chow and chatter said...

oh wow looks great can't beat a good chili

Judy said...

This sounded so good that I had to make it for St. Patrick's day. The only problem was that I didn't have any Guiness. However, I did have Pipeline Porter, so that's what I used. Those coffee and chocolate undertones really enhanced the flavor of the chili. And, after re-checking your blog stories, I now remember where I saw mention of PP. Duh. Thanks for providing such delicious recipes!

Ngoc said...

Mighty tasty chili! Served over plain macaroni, it was the greatest comfort food I can imagine. Thanks for sharing the recipe!