Black Bean and Beer Chili

Serving Size: 6
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This is a hearty chili loaded with mushrooms, beans and peppers simmered in a tangy beer sauce.


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 Ounce beer
  • 4 cup black beans, canned or cooked (If using canned, drain and rinse)
  • 0.25 tsp cayenne pepper (or more depending how spicy you like it)
  • 1.5 Tbsp chilil powder
  • 0.5 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 0.25 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapenos, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 Ounce crimini mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 1 large can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add mushrooms and a pinch of salt and brown for 2-3 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add the onion, red pepper, jalapenos, and stir for another 5 minutes, cooking until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the garlic and the spices: cumin, oregano, cinnamon, smoked paprika, chili powder and cayenne. Stir to combine.
  4. Add in the black beans, beer, and crushed tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  5. Let cook for at least 1 hour over low heat, stirring occasionally, until thick.
  6. Serve with toppings of choice: chopped cilantro, cheese, avocado, sour cream, whatever you like!

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