There are a ton of chili recipes out there, and more than a few of them involve beer. I found a recipe that I liked, and then changed a few ingredients around. This particular recipe is a little different than most of what's out there, but that's part of what made it fun to try.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion (Vidalia), diced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 lbs ground turkey (I wound up using closer to 3, which worked out just fine)
1 can, 28 oz, crushed tomatoes
1 package, 10 oz, frozen corn
1 can, 15 oz, kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup dark beer (I used an imperial stout, I used the whole thing to compensate for the added turkey)
1/3 cup molasses
3 tablespoons chili powder
3 tablespoons chipotle-style hot sauce
1-2 tablespoons flour
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir one minute.
- Add turkey to skillet; cook and stir until no longer pink. Drain fat.
- Add remaining ingredients, stirring until mixed. Transfer to slow cooker. Cover; cook on low 8-10 hours.
I served it with some shredded cheese and sour cream, but you can use your favorite chili fixins. That's right- fixins. I will say, this is not a light chili. It's really filling and has some big flavors. I'm glad that the recipe called for ground turkey because I almost think it'd be too much with ground beef. Having said that, I was a big fan of the chipotle flavors mixing with the molasses and the stout flavors.
If you're looking for a chili recipe with great flavors that's just a little different, this one won't disappoint!