A good bowl of chili brings together simple ingredients to create big flavor.
Veggie Chili with Beer
Prep time: 30 minutes
Active time: 15 minutes
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1⁄2 teaspoon chipotle powder
1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 cup wheat beer, red ale or lager
1 14.5-ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes, puree
1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil. Sauté the onion for 5 minutes over medium heat, until soft.
2. Add the chili powder and chipotle and stir until fragrant, then add the peppers, carrot and beer. Raise heat to high and bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to medium-low for 5 minutes.
3. Uncover and add the remaining ingredients, stirring to combine. Simmer for another 5-10 minutes to combine the flavors and thicken the chili.
Adding beer elevates a simple chili to a rave-worthy one! Ideal for a weekend gathering with friends.