Recipe: St. Patrick’s Day Guinness Chili

Written by admin-an3r. Posted in Holiday Entertaining, Recipes

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, an Irish twist on a classic chili recipe.  Don’t care for Guinness or beer in your chili?  Substitute the brew with a rich beef or veggie broth!


3 TBSP olive oil
1 1/2lbs ground chuck
1/2 cup onion, diced

1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced

1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced

1 TBSP tomato paste
1 TBSP ground cumin
2 TBSP chili powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 11 ounce bottles Guinness stout
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained
Salt and pepper

Garnish recommendations: Sour cream, chives, crispy tortilla strips, sharp cheddar


  • In a large pot over medium high heat, heat the oil.  Add ground chuck and saute until cooked through.
  • Add onion, green pepper, chipotle pepper and garlic.  Cook until veggies soften, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in tomato paste and cook for 1 minute
  • Add dried spices, including dash of salt and pepper
  • Add Guinness beer and tomatoes (including juices) to the pot.  Simmer in covered pot on low/med heat for 40-45 minutes.  Make sure simmer remains low and does not come to a full boil.
  • Drain beans and add to the pot to simmer for an extra 10-15 minutes.
  • Garnish as you please and enjoy!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!