Black Bean Chili

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 pound boneless top sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 onions, chopped
1 medium-size green bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (12-ounce) bottle dark beer
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 cups beef broth
3 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
Garnish: shredded Cheddar cheese


Cook first 5 ingredients and 1/2 teaspoon salt in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 8 minutes or until beef browns and vegetables are tender.

Stir in remaining 1 teaspoon salt, crushed tomatoes, 1/2 cup beer, and next 6 ingredients, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Stir in remaining 1 cup beer, broth, and beans, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Garnish, if desired.

January 2002
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