Jalapeno Pale Ale Chili is an adult version of a delicious winter food perfect for sharing with friends while watching some football games.
Are you ready for some football?
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.
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.
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
- 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
- Tortilla chips or scoops
In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat melt the butter
Add bell pepper and cook for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring frequently
Add onions and cook until onions and pepper are softened
Add ground chuck and cook until completely browned all the way through, stirring often and breaking up into small pieces
Drain off any grease and return to the pot
Add beer, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, beans, chili powder, cayenne, bay leaf, salt, and hot sauce, stir to combine
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes to 1 hour
Serve with any of the optional toppings and sides
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David @ Spiced
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…)
definitely perfect for football season! love the jalapeno!
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!
This chili sounds so so good and perfect for cold chilly night dinner! And all those game day recipes – I can’t decide what to cook first!! 😛
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
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 😉
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
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
I loveeee beer in chili! It adds such great flavor! And man, does this sound good. Now if only I had some already made for dinner 🙂 haha
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!
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!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
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!!!! 🙂
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
Chili is my FAVORITE winter comfort food, and this version does not disappoint! What a perfect option for game day, or any other day! Love the flavors in here!
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Chili and beer sound like a fantastic combo, Rachelle. This is gonna be my favorite. Simple yet so good! Thanks for this wonderful share.
I only watch the big game for the food so I am adding this to my menu!! I love the spiciness and ale combination.
Bindia | Indisk Mad
Chili is my all time favorite, try chili with haleem and naan one of best recipe.
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
Perfect football watching food Rachelle. Chili is one of my husband’s favorites. He’ll love the pale ale addition too. What a great list of recipes too. Can’t wait to check them all out! Thanks for sharing.
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
Now this is a bowl of chili! I love the jalapenos!!! I’m telling you right now this would disappear quickly in my house! I’ll need to make a double batch!
Mmm love the addition of jalapeno!!
Elaine @ Dishes Delish
This chili looks so delicious! Especially with the addition of the ale! Yum. I always enjoy seeing what you come up with!
Chava @ Almost Kosher
I’m craving chili and I think I just found the cure! I love your Pin It, buttons by the way.
Erin @ The Speckled Palate
Mmm. You can never go wrong with chili. And that jalapeno beer… delicious. I bet this is a flavorful wonderful combo for a chilly day.
Yum! Looks delicious chili! Pinned!
Chelsea @ Mae's Menu
oh boy– this looks delicious!! I love cooking with beer, but I’ve never thought of using it in chili! I can’t wait to try this– and I’m going to share it with my mom (she loves pale ale!). Thanks so much for sharing. Your site is beautiful!