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Cooking with Home-Brew: Ralphy’s Red Ryder Chili

It was a fine football weekend. First, the Hokies pantsed the JV scout team from Duke and then the Redskins managed to stink less than da Bears. All in all… not too bad.

Now that we are solidly into football season, I thought it might be nice to share one of my wife’s ass kicking chili recipes. This is not for the weak of heart. It has a little bit of heat that sneaks up on you after a couple of bites. Also, being that this is a home brewing blog you are obligated to include a bottle or two of whatever flavor you have available at the time. I happened to have a nice Irish red ale which added a hint of sweetness. My wife refers to this recipe as:

Ralphy’s Red Ryder Chili

1 lb. ground turkey

1 lb. ground sausage, “HOT”

2 cans Ro-Tel diced tomatoes, with cilantro and lime juice

(2) 12 oz. bottles of Red Ale

1 can BOLD Manwhich Sauce

1 package of 3-Alarm Chili

1 6 oz. can tomato paste

(2) 16 oz. cans of dark red kidney beans

Brown turkey and sausage together in skillet, then drain.  In Crockpot, add diced tomatoes, Manwhich Sauce, tomato paste, seasoning packet, salt and cayenne pepper from 3-Alarm chili package. Mix well.  SLOWLY add 1 bottle of red ale and meat mixture, mix thoroughly. Simmer on medium for 2 hours.  Slowly adding more ale as needed for desired consistency.  In the last 5-10 minutes, add beans.  Serve with cornbread or tortilla chips, shredded cheddar and sour cream.

A bowlful of this is guaranteed to warm even the coldest of bones. Perfect for those cool autumn days. Just make sure you have plenty of your finest home brew at hand to wash it down.

If you give this recipe a try with a different flavor of home brew let me know what you used and how it turned out.

As a side note, my wife is an awesome cook. She is in the process of putting together a recipe book due for release later this fall/winter. So, keep an eye out for it. You won’t be disappointed.


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