Thursday, December 11, 2008

Colorado snow day beer Chili

There is nothing like a homemade pot of beef chili made with beer on a cold and blizzardy Colorado Sunday! I made this last week as the snow fell for a continuous 12 hours and dumped a total of 18 inches of snow at our doorstep. With my dear Mama and brother visiting from California it was the perfect meal sitting in front of the roaring fire!

3 lbs sliced lean sirloin steak
1 lb ground beef
1 green bellpepper chopped
2 large onions chopped
5-6 large cloves of garlic
2 packets of McCormicks Chili mix
2 cans red kidney beans with liquid
1 can black beans with liquid
1 can great northern beans with liquid
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can Rotelli tomatoes
1/2 to 1 can of corn drained
1 tablespoon of cumin
1 tablespoon of chili powder
1 teaspoon of smokey paprika
1 bottle of beer
About 2 tablepoons of flour
Salt and pepper to taste

In a stockpot brown the steak and remove. In same skillet brown the ground beef and remove. Saute the onions and bellpepper till soft and translucent. Add the garlic and saute about one minute. Return all the meat to the pot and add the seasonings and the flour. Stir constantly for a couple of minutes. Add the bottle of beer and all the beans, corn, tomatoes etc. bring to a boil and then reduce to low and simmer for a couple of hours or put in the oven on low for a couple of hours stirring occasionally.

Garnish with chopped onions, cilantro, cheese and sour cream. Serve with corn bread or in a bread bowl....Yummy....:)

1 comment:

Eli "The Mad Beer Man" Shayotovich said...

Hey, when are you gonna start adding the multitude of exceptional beer dishes you've come up with over the last year? Ya, know... the one's that have made me gain 50 pounds?! Do you realize it's been a YEAR since you last posted! Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?