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Guinness Chili
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Guinness Chili

A rich and flavorful chili featuring simmered ground sirloin, two kinds of beans, and lots of dark beer!

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2
pounds ground sirloin
1/2
cup shallot, diced
3
cloves garlic, minced
1
tablespoon ground cumin
2
tablespoons chili powder
1/4
teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4
teaspoon cinnamon
2
(11 ounce) bottles Guinness™ stout
1
(28 ounce) can Muir Glen™ diced tomatoes
1
(15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
1
(15 ounce) can black beans, drained
1
pinch brown sugar
Salt and pepper
Sour cream (for garnish)
Cheddar cheese (for garnish)
Chives (for garnish)

Directions

  • 1 In a large pot over medium high heat, add oil and let heat until shimmering. Then add ground sirloin and brown well. Cook for 6-7 minutes until meat is well browned.
  • 2 Add shallots, garlic, cumin, chili powder, cayenne powder, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until veggies soften, 2-3 minutes.
  • 3 Add Guinness™ beer to the pot along with diced tomatoes and tomato juices from the can. Bring to a slight simmer. Cover chili and simmer for 30-45 minutes until beef is very tender.
  • 4 Add drained beans to the pot and cook for a few more minutes. Add a pinch of brown sugar and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 5 Keep chili warm over low heat and serve chili in big bowls garnished with sour cream, grated cheddar cheese, and fresh chives.
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There's chili, and then there's chili for St. Patrick's Day – with Guinness beer in the bowl!

As prepared by Macheesmo,

Guinness is the ingredient that brings this chili to life and makes it perfectly suited for St. Patty's Day, or any day a good hot bowl of chili is needed.

People can be protective of their chili recipes. Some insist that it must have beans. Some say that beans ruin chili.

Here’s my only rule for chili that I make: It has to taste good.

Let’s not make it more complicated than it needs to be, right? If it tastes good, I’m all for it.

Since it’s March and all things Irish are being celebrated, I thought it would be fun to simmer my chili in Guinness. My Guinness Chili recipe is fairly easy since a lot of the flavors come from the dark, stout beer.

Any ground beef will work fine for this recipe, but I recommend getting your hands on some ground sirloin if you can. It will have better flavor and texture in the finished dish than generic ground beef.

 

Guinness Chili

If you can’t find any, you can always make some! Just grab some sirloin and cut off most of the fat. Then cube it into 1/2-inch cubes.

 

Guinness Chili

Pulse the sirloin in a food processor until it’s roughly ground. Some texture is good.

 

Guinness Chili

To get the chili started you’ll also need some shallot and garlic. If you have an onion, you can just use that instead of the shallot. No big deal there!

 

Guinness Chili

Add a drizzle of oil to a large pot and brown your meat over medium-high heat. Once the meat is browned nicely (about 6-7 minutes), add the onions and garlic and cook until the veggies are soft, just a few more minutes.

 

Guinness Chili

Even though we are getting a lot of flavor from beer, it still helps to add some spices to the mix. I went with cumin, chili powder, and cayenne. A tiny pinch of cinnamon rounds out the flavors also!

 

Guinness Chili

Add the spices to the pot along with the beer. It helps to pour the beer into a measuring glass first so some of the carbonation can bubble off the beer.

Go ahead and add the diced tomatoes (with juices) also and bring the chili to a slight simmer. Cover it and let it simmer over low heat for about 45 minutes. Let it simmer until the beef is nice and tender and stir it occasionally while it cooks.

 

Guinness Chili

The last step is to add the beans! I think beans add a lot to chili, and I always add some to mine, although I know some people don’t like them. Just be sure to drain and rinse the beans well before adding them. 

 

Guinness Chili

After everything is warmed, add a pinch of brown sugar to the chili and season it with salt and pepper. It’ll probably need a good pinch of both.

Then just keep the chili warm on low heat until you’re ready to serve it!

 

Guinness Chili

In my opinion, the best way to serve this good stuff is with a good dollop of sour cream, grated cheese, and fresh chives!

 

Nick thinks you could make this chili in a slow cooker pretty easily! Check out his blog, Macheesmo, and follow him on his Tablespoon profile.

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