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Jalapeno Pale Ale Chili

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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