Holiday Season comes every year and with it comes all the great drinks and snacks. Most importantly, we can always count on Shiner Holiday Cheer Chili to make Christmas and the Holidays a little bit ‘extra’ special. While I was out back cutting wood and being semi macho, I thought of a fascinating idea. I grabbed a bottle of Shiner Holiday Cheer Beer, and took a gulp. While I chugged along it came to me like divine inspiration, let’s make some chili with this great tasting brew.
Different Types of Chili
Oh man, I sat there for awhile thinking about all the different types of chili I’ve had in my life. People are so passionate about chili it’s almost a religion in some areas. Me on the other hand I’m a bit agnostic to such culinary ideologies. I tend to be more flexible when it comes to food. I like beans, especially the pink beans, but many people say, “never put beans in chili!” Well don’t worry I didn’t put beans in today’s recipe. But, I did go outside the norm of regular “chili” and added things I felt might give a different taste profile. If you enjoyed this recipe let me know! And follow Driftlands on YouTube!
Beer Chili | Shiner Holiday Cheer - In a Dutch Oven
Easy Dutch Oven Chili with Shiner Holiday Cheer Beer as the stand out ingredient.
Dice up the tomatoes onions, peppers, and garlic put to the side.
Bacon, Onions & Garlic
Put Duck Fat into Dutch Oven and let it get hot. Add bacon and start to brown, don't let it burn. Before the bacon get's crispy add Bell Pepper (or Poblano) and Jalapeno. Let it cook for 1-2 minutes then add Onions.
Add 2 tbsp Maple Syrup to caramelize the onion and give it an extra sweetness. Once the onions have caramelized, add Garlic.
The Meat Part
Add Beef, and listen to it sizzle! Now let's add the goodies!
Kosher Salt, 2 tbsp, Cinnamon - 1 tsp, Turmeric - 1 tsp, Cumin - 1 tsp, Cayenne - 1 tsp, Black Pepper - 1 tsp, Chile Powder - 1 tbsp, Paprika - 1 tbsp
Simmer till brown and smelly!
Now add the Bay Leaf(s), tomatoes and Chile de Árbol
*this gives the chili a distinct flavor. If you've never had these peppers before then maybe add it for 5 minutes towards the end.
Add the beer, and some water (or stock) until it covers the meat.
Sit back and enjoy the smell while drinking some Cheer, or in my case Shiner Okoberfest. That beer is good too. Let's leave that for another time tho-ugh.
*Chile de Árbol - Keep in mind this pepper has unique flavor. If you enjoyed this first recipe and video let me know. Shiner Holiday Cheer Chili