Corn and Black Bean Chili

Corn and Black Bean Chili

With the sudden drop in temperature and the start of football season, I have been craving chili.  I have made a ton of chili recipes, but wanted to create one that emphasized corn and black beans.  The combination of corn and black beans just intrigues me.  So I went through my spice cabinet and started grabbing spices. After a few changes, I got the flavor that I was craving.  This chili ended up being one the tastiest that I have made.  The addition of the corn kernels added a nice texture and flavor.  You have to try this chili.

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Eric’s Chili

Eric’s Chili

Eric's Chili

The other week Dana and I went up to DC to visit our Friends Eric and Laura. Both of us have infants so it was a chance to get out of the house and talk to some adults. For lunch Eric made this great chili that included black beans and corn. It was delicious. So I asked for the recipe and asked for permission to put it up on the web. I had to share it as it was delicious!

Eric’s Chili

In a large saute pan, add the meat along with salt, pepper and garlic. Start to brown the meat.

Brown the sausage and beef

About halfway through the browning process, add the onions, green peppers and jalapenos to the pan to sweat them out a bit.

Add the onions and peppers to the mixture

Once the meat is browned and the veggies are softened, add the mixture to a crock pot along with the diced tomatoes (juice and all), tomato paste, beans, corn, cumin, chili powder, and paprika.

Add the corn and beans

Then add the beer. Finally add the beef stock until the liquid just covers the mixture.

Add the spices

Give it a good mix and set it on low for 6-8 hours.

Add the liquid

Make sure to have some diced onions and jalapenos to top, as well as cheese and sour cream.

Awesome Chili

If you like it spicy, add about a 1/2 cup of Sriracha to the mix, but if you’re serving a crowd forgo this and just have it available to add individually.

Eric's Chili
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Recipe type: Chili
Cuisine: Southwestern
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Serves: 8
 
A great chili that includes beef, sausage, black beans and corn. Delicious!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound hot pork sausage
  • Salt and pepper to season meat
  • 2 red onions, chopped
  • 2 green peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons cumin
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 12 ounces dark beer
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup of frozen or canned corn
  • 1 can beef broth, low sodium
Instructions
  1. In a large saute pan, add the meat along with salt, pepper and garlic. Start to brown the meat.
  2. About halfway through the browning process, add the onions, green peppers and jalapenos to the pan to sweat them out a bit.
  3. Once the meat is browned and the veggies are softened, add it all to a crock pot along with the diced tomatoes (juice and all), tomato paste, beans, corn, cumin, chili powder, and paprika.
  4. Then add the beer. Finally add the beef stock until the liquid just covers the mixture.
  5. Give it a good mix and set it on low for 6-8 hours.
  6. Make sure to have some diced onions and jalapenos to top, as well as cheese and sour cream.
Notes
If you like it spicy, I add about a ½ cup of Sriracha to the mix, but if you’re serving a crowd I usually forgo this and just have it available to add individually.

 

This is a great chili recipe.  Hopefully you get a chance to try.  If you do, let me know what you think?