06 May 2009

Beer Chili

Hypothesis: Beer makes everything better. Tonight I made an enormous batch of chili. Recently I've eaten several foods that were rendered awesome by the addition of one secret ingredient: beer. I thought I would test that secret ingredient on chili. I pretty much just winged this recipe, but used the following:

1 giant yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, grated
1 red pepper, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
1 can Okanagan Spring Pale Ale
1 package about .85 kg extra lean ground beef seasoned with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, Porcini Mushrooms & Parsley spice (which I will likely be using on everything, all the time, from now on) and browned
2 cans mixed beans
2 cans diced tomatoes

I let the veggies and beer simmer and reduce before adding the rest of the ingredients, which I simmered and reduced again. Delicious! Deliciooooooous.

Conclusion: Yep, beer really does make everything better.

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