Mommy’s Race Day Beer & Bacon Chili

 

 

I spent most of Sunday morning at the grocery store stocking up on supplies. Supplies for what you ask? Well, I’ll tell you! It’s race day baby! The Daytona 500 is a major holiday in our house. I may not be a huge sports fan but I LOVE me some Nascar! Who knows, maybe it’s my redneck roots but the sound of those engines revving gets my blood pumping.

Of course, it wouldn’t be race day without some serious munchies. I break out the kids’ favorite cheesy crabby patties, chips and dip, and my personal favorite, chili. It’s the perfect one pot dinner for a cold Sunday afternoon. Plus, you can’t watch the biggest race of the year without a hearty bowl of chili now can you? I didn’t think so. I’ve tweaked my basic recipe a bit to include two of my favorite things….beer and bacon!!! And I am telling you….this is the best chili ever!!!

Ingredients:

1/2 pound of bacon
1 pound of top sirloin cut into bite-sized pieces
1 pound of ground beef
1 large onion (chopped)
1 green bell pepper (diced)
4-5 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 can of beer
1 large can of whole peeled tomatoes (drained)
1 small can of diced tomatoes(drained)
2 cans of chili beans (drained)
1 can of beef broth
1/3 cup of chili powder
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of pepper
2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 tablespoon of oregano

shredded cheddar (optional)
chopped green onions (optional)
sour cream (optional)

Directions:

Mmmm, pig fat RULES!!!

Cook the bacon in a large pot until crisp and set aside. Leave about 2-3 tablespoons of the bacon drippings in the pan. Add the chopped sirloin to the pot and brown it in the bacon drippings for just a few minutes then remove it and set aside. Now you can add the peppers, onions and garlic. These should cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the onions are translucent.

Next add the ground beef, salt, pepper, oregano, and garlic powder. Once the beef is nicely browned add the sirloin back into the pot. Pour in the beer (go ahead and grab one for yourself, it IS race day!) and be sure to scrape up all of the yummy bits from the bottom of the pot. Those bits are pure flavor my friends! Once the liquid has reduced by about half of the beef broth. Again, reduce the liquid by about half.

Now you’re ready to add the remaining ingredients; tomatoes, beans, chili powder, and cumin. Bring everything just to a boil then cover, reduce heat and let it simmer for about an hour. Don’t forget to stir occasionally. If it looks a little too thick you can always add a bit more of the beef broth to loosen things up.

I serve this chili hot and garnish mine with a little shredded cheddar, a dollop of sour cream, and chopped green onions. My hubby likes to top his with cheese and crumbled up bacon. Oh yeah, remember that bacon you set aside??? It kicks up the chili a notch and the layers of flavor are out of this world! That’s it….drooling….can’t talk about it anymore!

Go ahead, grab a bowl and…..BOOGEDY, BOOGEDY, BOOGEDY! LET’S! GO! RACING! BOYS! (and girl)

Beer and Bacon Chili
A hearty and flavorful chili that is perfect for those cold winter days!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 pound of bacon
  2. 1 pound of top sirloin cut into bite-sized pieces
  3. 1 pound of ground beef
  4. 1 large onion (chopped)
  5. 1 green bell pepper (diced)
  6. 4-5 cloves of garlic (minced)
  7. 1 can of beer
  8. 1 large can of whole peeled tomatoes (drained)
  9. 1 small can of diced tomatoes(drained)
  10. 2 cans of chili beans (drained)
  11. 1 can of beef broth
  12. 1/3 cup of chili powder
  13. 1 teaspoon of salt
  14. 2 teaspoons of pepper
  15. 2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  16. 1 teaspoon of cumin
  17. 1 tablespoon of oregano
  18. shredded cheddar (optional)
  19. chopped green onions (optional)
  20. sour cream (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon in a large pot until crisp and set aside, leaving 2-3 tablespoons of the drippings in the pan.
  2. Add the chopped sirloin and brown for a few minutes then remove it and set aside.
  3. Add peppers, onions and garlic and saute for 3-4 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  4. Brown ground beef, salt, pepper, oregano, and garlic powder the add sirloin back into the pot.
  5. Pour in the beer and scrape up all of the yummy bits from the bottom of the pot.
  6. Once the liquid has reduced by about half add the beef broth. Again reduce the liquid by half.
  7. Add remaining ingredients; tomatoes, beans, chili powder, and cumin.
  8. Bring everything just to a boil then cover, reduce heat and let it simmer for about an hour stirring occasionally.
Notes
  1. Garnish with your favorite toppings like shredded cheddar, green onions, sour cream, and (of course) crumbled bacon!
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  1. {Kathy} I’ve never met a recipe with bacon that I didn’t like! This one looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Um can anyone say YUM YUM YUUUUUUUUMMMMMMM!!!!!! That looks down right DELICIOUS!!!

  3. KC @ genxfinance says:

    That’s another creative way to make use of bacon. Yummy! I wanna try one.

  4. Ashley Rogers says:

    OMG YUM! I am totally going to make it this week! My hubby is going to freak! I hardly ever find anything “chili” to make… and he LOVES CHILI! Thank you for this amazing post!

  5. this sounds delicious (although, isnt anything with bacon?!) I have to make it.
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  6. This sounds absolutely amazing. I had never considered adding bacon or beer to my chili.
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    • It’s soooo yummy, Angie! I figured you can’t really go wrong with beer and, well, bacon is bacon. It makes everything better….lol! ;)

  7. Sounds and looks delicious. Too bad I can’t smell it, too. Thanks for the recipe. Enjoy your SITS Day.
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  8. Bacon and beer? You can’t go wrong with that!! I’m pinning this to try later! (My hubby and kids are NASCAR fans, I just enjoy the bit of free time I get during races!
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  9. Did someone say beer and bacon? I’m so pinning this recipe so my husband wil make it for me. I’m thinking football season instead of Nascar though. :)
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  10. This chili looks amazing! I have pinned for reference later!
    Happy SITS DAY!
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  11. Delish!! Have to try this soon, it really looks divine.
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  12. My husband would love this! Pinned it to my food board! Thanks for sharing and happy SITS day!
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  13. how many people does this chili serve? im making for about 30 people :) thanks

    • We usually get at least 6-8 decent sized servings out of this recipe. Although, we usually have this as a meal by itself…..if you plan on having several different dishes for your gathering you could probably stretch it further! :)

  14. I will be trying this soon!
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