The holiday season is in high-gear around here, so an Easy Weeknight Chili is a must when things get hectic. This is no ordinary chili – nope, I’ve cooked up this version with some Newcastle Brown Ale to give it added richness and depth.
Of course I’m a fan of Newcastle Brown Ale on its own, but I also love throwing it into recipes like this or in my cheesy beer dip for some punched-up flavor. For that matter, it’s my new favorite go-to ingredient when I want to give my standard recipes a quick flavor tweak.
I made this the other night and Naomi and I sat outside and enjoyed it like you see below–out of tin mugs with a cold beer, no kids and it was better than we expected – the chili and the no kid time.
Newcastle Brown Ale is widely available nationwide, so you got this. Go get some and make this chili or make a recipe of your own. Whatever you do, just get busy cooking with America’s #1 brown ale.
To inspire and encourage you further, Newcastle Brown Ale is giving away a Newcastle Chef Prize pack that includes a $100 Visa gift card so you can buy beer and ingredients. To enter you must leave a comment in the comment section below with what you would make using Newcastle Brown Ale.
*Winner must provide a scanned copy of a valid ID, like a driver license.
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 pounds ground chuck
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes
- 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
- 1 4.5 oz. can chopped green chiles
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons coriander
- 2 teaspoons (packed) minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce*
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 15.25 oz can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 12 oz. Newcastle Brown Ale Beer
- Heat oil in a large heavy sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add in beef and cook until no longer pink. Stir in onions and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add in remaining ingredients and bring chili to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, stirring often. Season with salt and pepper. *Optional: Serve with sour cream, green onions, and cheese.
*This post is sponsored by Newcastle Brown Ale. All opinions are my own.