Guinness Chili & not national chili day

I was originally planning on sharing this Guinness Chili recipe on Monday, which was National Chili Day.  I got up all excited about writing the post, but did not pull out my menu checklist first. Yes, I have about 3 weeks worth of menu ideas written down based on upcoming holidays and what I feel like making.  There are also notes off to the side for national days about food that might be helpful or interesting to try.

Guinness Chili by cookingwithcurls.com

On a happier note, it finally stopped snowing and it looks like the sun is trying to poke thru the clouds.  It has been snowing for 2 days now…it needs to stop!  Like permanently stop until next winter.  Cedar Rapids had a foot of snow during the month of February alone.  We will have to see what happens next week, it might be in the 50’s, you never know with Iowa weather what will happen next.

Guinness® Chili | cookingwithcurls.com

No worries, you can warm yourself up with a big bowl of Guinness Chili on those cold snowy nights.  Maybe that’s why we have winter, so we can make awesome hot foods!  This is a mild chili, I do not like spicy.  No, it does not have a strong beer flavor, it is just a subtle flavor in the background that adds a unique twist to basic chili.

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 – 4 minutes.

Add the ground beef and garlic. Cook until meat is no longer pink…..

Guinness Chili beef cookingwithcurls.com

Add cumin, chili powders, tomatoes, and beans…..

Guinness Chili beans cookingwithcurls.com

Add the Guinness® and brown sugar, stir…..

Guinness Chili beer cookingwithcurls.com

Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Serve garnished with sour cream, shredded cheese, and green onions {if desired}

Guinness Chili | cookingwithcurls.com

I used the leftovers to make some amazing Chili Cheese Dogs…..

Chili Cheese Dogs | cookingwithcurls.com #guinness

I usually serve my chili with cornbread or corn chips, but never over noodles.  Who knows, maybe I will try that next.

What do you serve your chili with?

Guinness Chili

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 1 hour, 30 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 40 minutes
Meal type Main Course
This kicked up Guinness Chili is perfect for St. Patrick's Day, and a great way to warm up on a cold winter night.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Pounds grass-fed 80% ground beef
  • 1 11.2 oz bottle Guinness Draught*
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onions (diced)
  • 1 15oz can red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 15oz can white kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes (or diced)
  • 2 Cloves fresh garlic (minced)
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon organic brown sugar
  • sour cream and shredded cheese (optional)

Directions

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 - 4 minutes.
Add the ground beef and garlic. Cook until meat is no longer pink.
Add cumin, chili powders, tomatoes, and beans.
Add the Guinness® and brown sugar, stir
Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
Serve garnished with sour cream/ Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, and green onions {if desired}
Serve with sour cream / Greek yogurt and shredded cheese if desired.

Note

I always add sugar to recipes with canned tomatoes, it helps take the acidic edge off.

*Guinness the name, the harp logo, and the signature are all registered trademarks.  I have no affiliation with the company and I am not being paid to use their beer.   I just really like cooking with it!

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!

Guinness® Chili is perfect for St. Patrick's day, game day, or to warm up on a cold winter night | cookingwithcurls.com

Comments

  1. says

    So I made this chili last night and it was phenomenal! I only made a few changes…nothing much…and I posted it today. Of course, I noted that I found the recipe here. It was a hit in my house! I served it with cornbread waffle triangles, which I will post Sunday night! Thanks, Lisa.

  2. says

    This recipe sounds delicious. I always make my chili with beer, it just goes together.

    Thanks for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday Chili Party this week. I’m sharing this on my FB page this afternoon.

    See you soon,
    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

  3. says

    My mouth is watering! I had to tell my husband in the other room–he is going to make this today! Thanks so much for the post, and I have pinned it as well so I can share with my followers!

    Cheers,
    ~Cathy~
    ourminifamily.com

  4. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    You can never go wrong with a big, hearty bowl of chili! I love the addition of the Guinness! 🙂

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