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Jalapeno Pale Ale Chili

Jalapeno Pale Ale Chili

Are you ready for some football?

Jalapeno Pale Ale Chili

I know that this isn’t the first time you’ve seen beer in chili, but it’s classic for football games and beer brewing around these parts, so I’m popping in real quick to share some with you today.

Jalapeno Pale Ale Chili

And I have a surprise!  Not only am I sharing some Jalapeno Pale Ale Chili for all you football festivities, I’ve teamed up with a bunch of bloggers to bring you a collection of everything you could possibly need for the next round of playoffs and into the final Big Game of the season.

Jalapeno Pale Ale Chili

My beloved Carolina Panthers didn’t have as great of a season this year as last year, so we’re out of the running.  I hope your team wins and at least you can enjoy some delicious food while you sit on the edge of your seat for what I hope is a great last day of playoffs and final game of the season!

Scroll down below the recipe for a list of fantastic game day recipes!

Jalapeno Pale Ale Chili

Jalapeno Pale Ale Chili


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 - 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 32 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 15 ounce can dark or light red kidney beans
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • couple of dashes of hot sauce
    Optional Toppings and Sides
  • Chopped onions
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chopped green onions
  • Sliced or diced jalapeno peppers
  • Sour cream
  • Saltine crackers
  • Fritos
  • Tortilla chips or scoops


  1. In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat melt the butter
  2. Add bell pepper and cook for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring frequently
  3. Add onions and cook until onions and pepper are softened
  4. Add ground chuck and cook until completely browned all the way through, stirring often and breaking up into small pieces
  5. Drain off any grease and return to the pot
  6. Add beer, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, beans, chili powder, cayenne, bay leaf, salt, and hot sauce, stir to combine
  7. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes to 1 hour
  8. Serve with any of the optional toppings and sides
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22 Responses to Jalapeno Pale Ale Chili

  1. Oh man, you had me at Jalapeno! I’ve seen that Jalapeno Pale Ale, but I haven’t tried it yet. But it’s just a natural fit to use it in chili…I love the way you think, Rachelle! This is perfect comfort food to eat while watching these games. And if it’s not cold enough down there, then come on up here! Our door is open, the game is on and the beer is cold! 🙂 (But you might be required to bring some of this chili…)

  2. Oh, Rachelle! What and amazing chili recipe, I mean chili and beer together is a macht made in heaven! This is comfort food all the way and to eat while watching tv! perrrfect! Loving this recipe round up!

  3. I don’t watch football, but I will sit and eat 😀 Chili with beer? Yes, please! I’ll take extra jalapeno on mine and a slice of your cornbread to boot! Oh, and some of that beer, please and thank you 😉

  4. Yaaaaaaaaaahhhhs to this chili, Rach!! My teams aren’t in any of this playoff business, so I’ll pass on the football, and just double up on this deliciousness. JALAPENO PALE ALE CHILI?! Ummmm, I need this. A BIG ‘ole VAT of this. IMMEDIATELY. Seriously, this looks to die for, girlfriend! Pinned! Cheers! xo

  5. This is some perfect football food! Chili’s very popular in our house, especially this time of year, and your recipe will be a fabulous addition, along with the 60 other recipes you’ve shared! Love them!

  6. Chili and beer in one bite!? Have I made it to heaven already!? Seriously, this stuff looks amazing. Putting it at the top of my to-do list!

  7. You are on quite the jalapeno kick, beer lady. I like it a lot 😉 One can never have too many beer chili recipes and I’m always on the lookout for a new one so 3 cheers to that! I’m always ready for the game of football and so is my team, the wonderfully talented New England Patriots! Thanks for sharing this recipe so I can make it and eat it while I’m watching the playoffs this weekend. GO PATS!!!! 🙂

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