Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Recipes from Sarah's Files -- Drunkin' Punkin Chili

Another Sarah original!  Another beer recipe (I swear I have non-drunkin' recipes in my arsenal!), this one is a pumpkin chili that's great for a cold winter night.

It's got a little bit of spice to it, but you can tweak it some to take that out. 

Drunkin' Punkin Chili
Serves 4 - 6


1 pound ground beef
2 Tbsp. garlic
1 large onion, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 Tbsp. cumin
1 Tbsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 cup beer (a pumpkin ale would be awesome, but I used a lager)
15 oz. pure pumpkin puree 
1 can Rotel
15 oz. can black beans
Salt and pepper
Sour cream (optional)
Shredded cheese (optional)

Add ground beef to a large pan and add the garlic, onion, carrot.  Season with salt and pepper and cook over medium-high heat until beef is cooked.

Reduce heat to medium.

Add the spices and tomato paste and stir to combine.

Add the beer.  Allow to cook and reduce for 5 minutes.

Add the pumpkin and Rotel.  Stir to combine.

Bring heat down to low.  Partially cover the pan and allow the chili to cook for 45 minutes.

Add the black beans and stir to combine.  Allow to cook for 10 more minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with sour cream and cheese if you'd like.

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