Guinness Smoked Chili
2 to 2-1/2 pounds cubed chuck roast, beef brisket or stew beef
Salt & Pepper
2 Yellow onions - chopped
1 Red bell pepper - chopped
6 Cloves garlic - finely minced
2 Tbs cooking oil
1 Tbs ground cumin
1/4 Cup chili powder
1/4 Cup Guinness
1 28-oz can diced tomatoes - drained and topped off with Guinness beer
1 28-oz can tomato sauce
2 15-oz cans dark red kidney beans - drained and rinsed
Salt to taste (about two teaspoons)
Preheat your grill to 225-ish and add chunks of your favorite smoking wood
Cut your chuck roast or beef brisket into cubes (whatever size suits you best). Place them in a shallow pan and season them liberally with your favorite beef bbq seasoning rub. Place the pan on the grill and let the meat smoke for 90 minutes.
In a dutch oven, add the cooking oil, onions, red bell pepper and saute for 6 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for another couple minutes. Then add the cumin and chili powder and stir until mixed in. Finally add the 1/4 cup of beer and sautee for another minute.
Next add the tomatoes / beer, tomato sauce, beans and the smoked meat to the dutch oven and mix well. Return the dutch oven to the grill, uncovered. Raise the grill temperature to 250-275 degrees and cook uncovered for 90 minutes, stirring every 30 minutes. Add salt to taste during this stage of the cook (~2 tsp).
Put the lid on the dutch oven and simmer for another 90 minutes.
Remove from the grill and let cool for 10-15 minutes. Serve and garnish with shredded cheddar cheese and chopped green onions
Instead of just red kidney beans, you can use a can of red and white
If 1/4 cup of Chili powder is too much, dial it back to 3 Tbs and put in a dash of cayenne
For a little more heat you can add a jalapeno