Beer Chili con Carne
Beer Chili con Carne is my husband's favorite dish to make when his friends come over! A hearty meal made with beer that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 4 people
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp celery salt
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 2 tsp spicy paprika paste or sriracha
- 1 tsp freshly ground cumin
- 4 small dried red chilis finely sliced
- 1 large white onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 cups dark beer
- 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 14 oz can black beans or kidney beans
- 14 oz can corn
Crush garlic, remove skin but leave the cloves in one piece. Peel and finely slice the onion.
Mix the ground beef with the pepper, celery salt, salt, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, paprika paste, chilis, and cumin.
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pan or pot. Add the onion and fry it at medium heat until soft. Add the garlic cloves. After a minute turn up the heat and add the meat. Use a cooking spoon to divide it into smaller pieces as it goes into the pan. Fry until nicely browned. Browning the meat gives it a really good flavor!
When the meat is nicely browned, deglaze the pan with the beer. Let it simmer for 1 minute.
Add the diced tomatoes and give it a good stir. Let the chili simmer for 15 minutes. The tomatoes will be infused with the spices.
Drain the black beans and the corn. Add to the pot. Let it heat up for a short time.
Serve the Smoked Beer Chili con Carne in bowls. Top with shredded cheese, avocado or sour cream!