Sunday was brew day, so with friends coming over to brew and hang out I wanted to have food for them. What better than a chili, something I could prepare early in the morning and let simmer in the crockpot till we were finished brewing and ready to eat.
The hot dogs were an additional thought, I just couldn't get Sonic the Hedgehog out of my mind, and I can't even remember why he and his chili dog addiction were there to begin with. None the less, the Beer Chili Dogs turned out awesome! Enjoy...
Beer Chili – Recipe
1.25 Pounds Ground Beef
1 Whole Red Onion (Diced)
1 Whole Yellow Onion (Diced)
1 Whole Green Pepper (Diced)
1 Whole Red Pepper (Diced)
1 Whole Yellow Pepper (Diced)
5 Cloves Garlic (Minced)
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Ground Cumin
4 Teaspoons Chili Powder
1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
.25 Teaspoon Crushed Black Pepper
3 Teaspoons Sea Salt
2 Whole Mangoes (Cubed)
24 Fluid Ounces Beer *Preferably Maltier, Darker Beer*
28 Ounces Canned Diced Tomatoes (Un-drained)
12 Ounces Canned Tomato Paste
47 Ounces Canned Red Kidney Beans (Drained & Rinsed)
Heat the Olive Oil in a large saucepan over a medium-low heat. Add the Ground Beef and cook till it is about to turn a gray, almost light brown (about 10 minutes). Add the Onions, Garlic and Peppers, and cook until tender. (about 5 to 7 minutes). While you sauté the Onions,, Garlic, Peppers and Ground Beef sprinkle the Ground Cumin, Chili Powder, Cayenne Pepper, Crushed Pepper and Sea Salt over top, making sure to mix the spices in evenly. Add the Mango and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Pour your beer in the large saucepan and simmer over a medium-low heat for roughly 20 minutes. After simmering, transfer the contents of the large saucepan into a crockpot, add the Canned Diced Tomatoes and set to low, allowing the Chili to simmer for five hours. (Now you can set it and forget. So go out and find something else to do, I decided to brew a batch of beer.)
With 30 minutes left in the simmering/cooking process add the Tomato Paste and Red Kidney Beans, stirring until thoroughly mixed, then allow the chili to simmer. Walk away for a half hour, then come back to it and enjoy!