Warm up with this hearty beer chili. It's so delicious, we can't give it enough praise! We've adapted this recipe from How Sweet Eats with all natural ingredients, grass fed beef and out favorite locally brewed Stout. Shop at Discount Health Foods and gather the finest natural, organic and gourmet ingredients for all of your fall cooking needs.
Heat a large pot over medium heat and add the olive oil. Season the beef and sausage with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
Add the beef and cook, stirring often, until browned and golden, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the meat with a slotted spoon and place it on a plate. Set aside.
Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the onions, peppers, and garlic, stirring well to coat. Add a pinch of salt. Cook until softened, about 5 to 6 minutes.
Add the tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, cinnamon and chili flakes and stir and mash it into the pepper and onions. Cook, stirring often, as the tomato paste begins to get darker in color – about 5 minutes.
Add the beef back into the mixture. Pour in the bottle of beer to deglaze the pan, using a wooden spoon to stir any browned bits off the bottom.
Add the crushed tomatoes, fire roasted tomatoes, beans and maple syrup. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce it to a simmer and cook for at least one hour, or until it’s thickened to your liking and the flavor has developed.
for topping: add freshly grated cheese, sour cream, avocado, tortilla chips, chives, cilantro, or red onion