Easy Weeknight Newcastle Brown Ale Chili

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.

Easy Weeknight Chili via Real Food by Dad

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.

Easy Weeknight Chili | Real Food by Dad

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.

Easy Weeknight Chili with Real Food by Dad

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.

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Yield: Serves 4-6

Easy Weeknight Newcastle Brown Ale Chili

Easy Weeknight Newcastle Brown Ale Chili


  • 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


  1. 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.

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