This hearty beef and bean Maple Bourbon Chili has the deep rich flavor of bourbon with the sweetness of maple syrup.
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course, Soup
Keyword: bourbon chili, chili recipe, maple chili, sweet chili recipe
Author: Amanda Finks
1lb.extra-lean ground beef
1medium yellow onionchopped
1/2tsp.ground black pepper
1(15 oz.) canred kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1(14.5 oz.) canpetite diced tomatoes
1(8 oz.) cantomato sauce
Optional: Up to 1 cup of waterI use 1/2 cup
Add the beef to a large soup pot and place over medium-high heat. Break the beef apart with a wooden spoon. Add the onion. Cook 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Beef should be cooked through. Drain off any excess fat, if necessary.
Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Cook 1 minute, stirring often.
Add the beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, bourbon, and maple syrup. *If you like thinner chili, add up to 1 cup of water at this point. Stir well. Bring the liquid to a boil. Then, reduce the heat to low or medium-low. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.