Ingredients

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef (20% fat, at a minimum)
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 8 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne powder
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional, to sweeten)
  • 1 12-ounce beer (pilsner)
  • 1 14-ounce can diced or crushed tomatoes in juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional, to sweeten)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon paste (Better Than Bouillon)
  • 1 14-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 14-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

For serving:

  • Hot sauce
  • Grated sharp cheddar
  • Scallions
  • Sour cream
  • Tortilla chips

Instructions

  1. In a dutch oven over medium heat, add olive oil. Add onion, season with salt, and stir occasionally until onion is softened.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high.
  3. Add beef, sausage, garlic, season with salt and break up meat while cooking ~10 minutes.
  4. Add tomato paste, spices, and stir 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add beer and stir. Be sure to scrape the good stuff off the bottom of the dutch oven.
  6. Add tomatoes, vinegar, maple syrup, soy sauce, beef bouillon paste, beans, and 1/2 cup of water. Stir for a minute.
  7. Cover and cook on low for 1-2 hours, stirring occassionally.

Serve with choice of hot sauce, sharp cheddar, scallions, sour cream, and tortilla chips.