How to make it

  • Brown beef in a large pot over medium heat, but don't move it around. Keep it in one piece, and let it get really nice and brown on the outside, but don't burn (the browning adds flavour)
  • When the beef is very browned, roughly break it up, and cook away any leftover pink
  • Drain fat as necessary, leaving a little in the pot.
  • Add onions and celery and cook until soft. (variation: only put in half the onion and cut the other one in thin slices and slowly carmelize while chili cooks. Add towards the end for a wonderful smokey-sweet flavour)
  • Add tomato paste and stir to coat. Cook one minute more.
  • Add mushrooms, spices and beer. Scrub up the browned bits off the bottom of the pot.
  • Add stock and set to simmer, uncovered for at least 30mins or until desire consistency is achieved
  • Taste, and adjust flavours with Splenda, vinegar, salt & pepper. As a point of reference, when I made this last night (without corn), I used 2 T Splenda, 2 T vinegar and probably about 1 t each of salt & pepper. If you're using corn, I would advise to leave out the sweetener, and enjoy the contrasting punch of sweet corn to the spicy chili.
  • Serve hot with a sour creme, cheese & lime.

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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    I like this! Surprised no one has rated this yet. Beer gives food nice flavor and compliments the meat. High 5!
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  • jenniferbyrdez 10 years ago
    Sounds good to me.
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  • bluewaterandsand 10 years ago
    I like this and my sister made a recipe somewhat like this and we liked it!
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  • danadooley 10 years ago
    No hate mail from me lol Very different and interesting. I think I'll hold my opinions till I try it. Thanks for a unique recipe. I'm saving this and flagging it unique, cos it truly is :)
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