How about this crazy April weather? Last week we’re wearing swim suits, applying sunscreen, and eating kale. This week we’re snuggled up on the couch dreaming of comfort food. At least that’s been my experience. I think of seasons in terms of what I can find fresh and in season at the grocery. With all the rain, it was a perfect time to pull back out the chili recipe one more time before summer arrives.
My husband loves drinking IPA beers. He treats almost like it it’s a sport trying to see how many different kinds of IPAs he can discover and share with his friends. A great stand by is Rogue. We’ve visited the founding brewery in Newport Beach, Oregon and loved it. Last night, we made our chili with one of their most famous beers…Rogue Dead Guy’s IPA.
Rogue IPA Chili
2 lbs. ground turkey
4 cloves garlic
1 bell pepper
2 chipotle chilis in adobo (optional, but they pair sooooo well with hops from the IPA)
1 package of chili mix
1 2o oz. Rogue Dead Guy Ale
1 cup beef stock
1 can black beans (rinsed)
1 can red kidney beans (rinsed)
1 can pinto beans (rinsed)
1 can San Marzono crushed tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes (drained of their juice)
1 tbsp. honey
- Brown the turkey in a large dutch oven. Add the chopped onion and saute until tender. Add the bell pepper and continue to saute. Add the garlic and saute one minute longer.
- Add the chipotle peppers and stir to combine. Add the chili mix and stir well.
- Deglaze the pan with Rogue Dead Guy Ale. Use the entire bottle. Then add the beef stock and bring to a simmer. Reduce by half. This will take about 10 minutes.
- Add the beans that have been rinsed well.
- Add the crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes (drained of their juice), then add the honey. Allow the chili to simmer for about 30 minutes for all the flavors to marry together. You can add more spice if you want it hotter. I ended up adding another chili packet. (We like it spicy!)
Serve with fresh pico de gallo, a scoop of sour cream, some sharp cheddar cheese, a few slices of avocado, and crackers! Perfect for a rainy day!