Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Beer Chili

This time of year calls for chili (yes it is even cold in Mexico City) and what could be better than chili with beer in it, right Patty?

Beer Chili to keep you warm:

2 thick slices nice smoky bacon, cut into cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
16 ounces lean beef
minced garlic, 2 cloves
1 bottle beer
15 oz can stewed tomatoes with juice, break the tomatoes up with a spoon (or your by squeezing with your hand)
1 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon smoked chipotle powder
1 teaspoon cheyenne (if you like it hot)
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon salt
can black beans drained and rinsed (or what ever bean you like)

Brown bacon in a deep pot, once brown add in the onions and cover and let cook over medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes. add into the pot the garlic and ground meat and let it brown. Once the meat is brown add in the been and cook until it evaporates and the meat is really cooked down, about 10 minutes. add in the rest of the ingredients except the beans, cover and cook for about 30 minutes. add the beans and cook for another 5 minutes.


Anonymous said...

Yeahhhh, girl!!!
Looks awesome--I'll have to try it :)

Boo said...

MmmmMMMmmmm! It *is* getting on chili season (and now I'm hungry). Have you tried out different kinds of beer? It'd be interesting to experiment with flavors of beers...I might have to do that.

Shayne said...

I have not has a a chance to try other beers because I ran out of chili powder and I can't buy it here in Mexico City. I tried Sol (a light beer) and it was good but a porter I think would be really nice

Buttercup said...

That picture made me instantly hungry, especially with that piece of good cornbread next to it. I'll have to try this.

Shayne said...

the cornbread recipe is on my blog too if you want to try it.