This hearty beef and bean Maple Bourbon Chili has the deep rich flavor of bourbon with the sweetness of maple syrup.
Prep Time5 minutesmins
Cook Time36 minutesmins
Total Time41 minutesmins
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.