This Stout Beer Chili is rich and hearty, with a touch of sweetness. With stout beer, kidney beans, ground beef, molasses and brown sugar, it’s the perfect bowl of yumminess to cozy up to on those long chilly winter nights!
Doesn’t it feel like chili season? Something warm, hearty and comforting!?♨️
Here in Massachusetts we’re having cold dreary days and even colder darker nights.❄️ The sun sets so early here in the winter – 4:05 pm today to be exact. That’s only about 8 1/2 hours of sunlight total today.☀️ Ahhh!😩 I feel like a vampire… or at least a big brown bat.
I’m seriously considering investing in a light therapy lamp. You know, the ones that are designed to boost your mood and energy by mimicking the effects of a sunny sky?🌞 Apparently, clinical studies show that ion light therapy provides an automatic antidepressant effect within a few days of use.😊 I’m not even kidding. If you experienced what I did at the grocery store tonight you would encourage everyone living in New England to get one.👌
My fellow Bostonians for the love of peace, on earth and good will toward men – get yourself a light therapy lamp for Christmas!🎁 Try this one from Amazon – it gets really good reviews!✌️
Can you tell the struggle is real here people? Sorry for the tirade.😬
Another thing that helps me when I’m feeling like a cave-dweller is hearty, meaty, comforting food. Like chili. But not just any chili – no, no, Stout Beer Chili with molasses and brown sugar.✨ YES!👏 That is what I need! Calling in the big guns my friend.👇
It’s deep and rich with a hint of sweetness. With beer and beans and lots of beef.😋
I knew just what needed to happen, I grabbed my apron and off I went… chopping, mincing and stirring away.
It started out like any other pot of chili. Sautéing onions, garlic and spices. Then adding some fresh chopped oregano, lots of ground beef, kidney beans, tomato paste and fire-roasted diced tomatoes.🍅
Then it took a slight turn toward something different, and so amazing… dark, malty and chocolaty. Whaa?? Not even kidding.
Pop the top and pour in some stout beer, a little molasses and just a tad of brown sugar. OMG! SO GOOD.🙌 I don’t have words – and that never happens.🤐
This Stout Beer Chili is like a toasty, spicy nourishing hug.🤗
It understands it’s cold outside and you haven’t seen sun in days but it sustains you like nothing else could. It encourages you to keep on keeping on, ‘cause the sun will come out tomorrow… well, maybe not here but somewhere else much further south – like the Caribbean.⛱ But who needs sunshine when you have yummy, life-giving Stout Beer Chili!!??
This chili is so rich and thick and full of goodness. It’s great for a quick weeknight meal with the family, or watching the game with friends. And it’s the perfect bowl of yumminess to cozy up to on those extra long chilly winter nights.💙
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