Sunday, October 21, 2007

Miller Lite Chili

Let me preface this post by saying I never make chili the same twice. Today's happened to include lite beer, thus the name. :) I also use varying amounts of spices, these all hinge on your own tastes. So, I'll just list out the basics of what I included. Chili's pretty forgiving, so shake it up and get creative! :)

Bella's Miller Lite Chili

1 lb ground chicken or turkey
1 28 oz can crushed tomatos
1 28 oz can tomato sauce
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 bottle beer (dark beer makes for yummy flavor as well, today I used Miller lite b/c that's what was in the fridge!)
1 small can diced tomatos w/juice
4 cans beans of your choice (I used black and pinto today)
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
Olive oil
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Spices/Herbs:
1 tspn Chipotle Chili powder (or I would use 1 chopped chile in adobo and 1 tbsp adobo sauce)
Chili powder
Garlic Powder
Crushed Red Pepper
S&P
2 tspn Cumin
Fresh chopped parsley

Toppers:
Sour Cream
Cheddar Cheese
Sliced scallions

Heat olive oil over medium heat in dutch oven. Add onions and garlic, sweat until translucent, approx 5 minutes. Add ground poultry, cook 'til done, add S&P and a few spices while cooking.

Add beer, let simmer for a minute or two. Then, add tomatos, paste, beans & rest of spices. Bring to a boil, cut to a simmer. Leave lid on for thinner chili, lid off for thicker. Stew on low as long as you like (on Sundays I leave it for a few hours w/the lid on, weeknites, 1/2 an hour w/the lid off).

Leftovers always taste better! :)

PS-- I'm also serving with a side of beer bread today. I'd love to share the recipe, but it was a mix a friend made and gave me. All I had to do was add beer, stir and top with butter! Gotta love that! :)

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Your blog is making me hungry!!!