Sometimes, on a cold winter's day, don't you just want a bowl of chili? I sure do. Cozy comfort food. Yes, please!
This is my favorite chili recipe. I am pretty sure this is a James Beard recipe, though I can't seem to find a recipe of his that matches this one on the internet to link to. But I didn't invent this. My mom got the recipe from a friend of hers, and now I make it too. It is YUMMY.
Without further ado...
3 T. butter or margarine
2 onions, diced
~1 1/2 lbs. ground beef (though I imagine ground chicken or turkey would be good, too!)
1 large can diced tomatoes (~28 oz.)
1 large can tomato sauce (~28 oz.)
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1/2 cup beer
1 heaping T. chili powder
1 can whole kernel corn
pinch of salt (optional)
Melt the butter in a large pot. Add the onions and cook until they are tender, but not brown.
Return to stove and add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, beer, chili powder, and salt. Mix.
Serve with (optional) sides of sour cream (or greek yogurt for a healthy alternative), diced onion, and shredded cheddar cheese for garnish. This chili pairs well with a nice salad and/or cornbread.