Smoky Kentucky Chili
photo by Jonathan Melendez
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 15mins
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 teaspoon bourbon-smoked salt
- 1 teaspoon bourbon-smoked black pepper
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons bourbon-smoked chili powder
- 2 tablespoons dried chipotle powder
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons coriander
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 (12 ounce) bottle kentucky bourbon barrel ale
- 4 cups beef stock
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons kentucky bourbon barrel Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon chipotle hot sauce
- In a large nonstick saute pan, brown the beef and turkey. Season with smoked salt and smoked pepper. Drain and add to a large pot or slow cooker insert.
- In the same pan, toast the garlic with bourbon-smoked chili powder, chipotle chili powder, cumin, oregano, coriander, smoked paprika, and turmeric until fragrant. Add to pot or slow cooker insert and stir to combine with meat mixture. Add beer, beef stock, crushed tomatoes, black beans, pinto beans, Worcestershire sauce, and chipotle pepper sauce. Stir to combine.
- Simmer on low in large pot or cook in slow cooker on low for at least 2 hours, longer if possible. Make sure to taste the chili before serving and adjust the seasonings as necessary.
- Serve chili with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, diced onions, tortilla strips, or any other toppings of your choice.
RECIPE SUBMITTED BY
I'm a Ph.D. student/mom who stress bakes on the side. During finals, it's entirely possible that my entire kitchen will be covered in muffins that I then offload to my freshmen and other hungry grad students. I balance the sugar high with lots of slow-cooker or quick savory recipes that will produce a lot of leftovers and save me time in the future. I get on kicks where I think I can make something fancy, especially around the holidays or when I've been binge-watching The Great British Baking Show, but every time my swiss roll fails I return to a classic chocolate chip cookie with no shame whatsoever.