Southern Smoked Chili

Southern Smoked Chili

  • PREP TIME: 25 min
  • COOK TIME: 3 hours
  • Serves: 6

Southern Smoked Chili

  • PREP TIME: 25 min
  • COOK TIME: 3 hours
  • Serves: 6

PAIR WITH

Availability varies by market

Granville Island Brewing Lions Winter Ale

or other BOLD & FULL FLAVOURED beers

Including beer in your cooking is a great way to unlock new flavours, adding a whole new layer to your favourite recipes. The chocolaty spiciness of the Granville Island Lions Winter Ale is a wonderful complement to the smoky spiciness of the chili.

LEARN MORE IN BEER 101

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. (15ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 kg ground chuck
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. (30g) chili powder
  • 2 tsp. (10g) ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. (10g) smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. (5g) crushed red chili flakes
  • 1 (170g) can tomato paste
  • 1 bottle (355ml) Granville Island Lions Winter Ale (or apple juice)
  • 2 (850g) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-825ml can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups (500ml) beef stock
  • 1 tbsp. (15ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. (5ml) hot sauce
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 2 tbsp. (30ml) sour cream
  • 4 tbsp. (60g) cilantro (rough chopped)
  • 4 tbsp. (60g) grated cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a large Dutch oven over high heat, add the vegetable oil and sear the ground beef until browned, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are translucent and soft, season with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle the mixture with the chili powder, cumin, paprika and chili flakes and cook, stirring often, for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste to the mixture and cook for 5 minutes until the tomato paste begins to brown slightly.
  • Add the beer (or apple juice) to the pot and reduce, stirring often while scraping the bottom of the pot.
  • Lower the heat, add the beans, tomatoes, stock, Worcestershire and hot sauce and simmer for 3 hours until thickened.
  • Garnish with sour cream, sliced jalapenos, fresh cilantro and grated cheddar cheese.

Granville Island Brewing Lions Winter Ale
Availability varies by market
  • STYLE:Specialty Ale
  • ABV:5.5%
  • TASTE:Complex layers of vanilla, bready malts, toffee, cocoa bean and a slight nuttiness. Moderate hop bitterness gives balance so that sweeter flavours do not overwhelm.

PAIR WITH

Granville Island Brewing Lions Winter Ale

or other BOLD & FULL FLAVOURED beers

Including beer in your cooking is a great way to unlock new flavours, adding a whole new layer to your favourite recipes. The chocolaty spiciness of the Granville Island Lions Winter Ale is a wonderful complement to the smoky spiciness of the chili.

LEARN MORE IN BEER 101

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. (15ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 kg ground chuck
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. (30g) chili powder
  • 2 tsp. (10g) ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. (10g) smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. (5g) crushed red chili flakes
  • 1 (170g) can tomato paste
  • 1 bottle (355ml) Granville Island Lions Winter Ale (or apple juice)
  • 2 (850g) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-825ml can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups (500ml) beef stock
  • 1 tbsp. (15ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. (5ml) hot sauce
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 2 tbsp. (30ml) sour cream
  • 4 tbsp. (60g) cilantro (rough chopped)
  • 4 tbsp. (60g) grated cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a large Dutch oven over high heat, add the vegetable oil and sear the ground beef until browned, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are translucent and soft, season with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle the mixture with the chili powder, cumin, paprika and chili flakes and cook, stirring often, for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste to the mixture and cook for 5 minutes until the tomato paste begins to brown slightly.
  • Add the beer (or apple juice) to the pot and reduce, stirring often while scraping the bottom of the pot.
  • Lower the heat, add the beans, tomatoes, stock, Worcestershire and hot sauce and simmer for 3 hours until thickened.
  • Garnish with sour cream, sliced jalapenos, fresh cilantro and grated cheddar cheese.