Pale Ale Beef Chili

Prep Time : 20 minutes
Cook Time : 2 hours
Serves : 8

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

2 lbs. Nolan Ryan's All-Natural ground beef

1 onion, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 stalk celery, diced

1 clove garlic

1-2 ancho chili peppers, reconstituted, deseeded, pureed, strained

6 oz. tomato paste

1 Tbsp. chili powder

1 can (16 oz.) kidney beans, undrained

1 can (16 oz.) diced tomatoes

1 can (16 oz.) pale ale (such as Sierra Nevada)

1 Tbsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

2 tsp. seasoned salt

Tabasco, to taste

Worcestershire, to taste

salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Preheat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Place oil in heated pot, then add ground beef and brown. Remove browned meat and half of remaining oil from pot.

Add onions and cook until slightly softened. Add peppers, celery and garlic. Cook until garlic aroma is apparent, then add ancho paste, chili powder, and tomato paste and cook until dry.

Add kidney beans and tomatoes and cook until dry again, then add browned meat and remaining ingredients and simmer for 1-1/2 hours.

Season to taste. Best if prepared the day ahead.