Thursday, October 8, 2009

Beer Chili

More comfort food! It is snowy here so I thought today pretty much screamed "COMFORT FOOD!"

Excuse me for that outburst. It's just that I love how simple and delicious comfort food is. I am from the South after all.

Our main ingredients

Beef chorizo! I was so excited when I discovered this in Walmart the other day. We don't eat pork so I always get disgruntled when I come across a recipe that calls for chorizo. However, now I can put all that drama behind me!

Beef chorizo is REALLY red. Cook it up in a skillet over medium heat.

While the meat is cooking slice and dice your bell peppers and onion.

I love piles of freshly chopped veggies. It warms my heart.

In a large pot, combine the tomatoes, beans, cooked chorizo, chopped veggies, and beef broth.

Add in your spices, including that cocoa powder. Trust me, it adds a really fun, yet subtle, flavor to the chili.

Beer time! Pour in about 10 oz. Allow the chili to simmer and get happy for about 20 - 30 minutes before diving in.

Beer Chili
Serves 6
4 cups broth, either beef or vegetable
2 cups canned kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups black beans, drained and rinsed
9 oz. chorizo, cooked
4 mini/1 normal sized bell pepper, diced
1 onion, chopped
14.5 oz canned tomatoes
10 - 12 oz. Corona beer
1 tsp. salt
1/8 c. chili powder
1 tbsp. garlic powder (you could use fresh but I like how easily the powder blends in)
1 tbsp. cumin
1/2 - 1 tsp. ground red pepper
----> Combine all the ingredients in a large pot and simmer over medium heat for 20 - 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. This looks like chili that Cary would love. :-) I've heard of putting cocoa in chili, but haven't ever tried it yet.


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