Thug Kitchen 101; Skillet Beer Chili Mac

Tuesday after school my kids take art and dance classes so I get a few minutes alone in the kitchen to try some new things. This afternoon I went back to the Thug Kitchen 101 cookbook and made a pot of their Skillet Beer Chili Mac.

Onions and Carrots
Onions and Carrots

I started out by heating up a tablespoon of grapeseed oil, adding one diced onion, a red pepper, and a chopped up carrot. I let that cook for a few minutes until the onions were soft and translucent.

Skillet Beer Chili Mac
Skillet Beer Chili Mac

Once the onions were cooked I added the spices: two tablespoons of chili powder, two teaspoons of cumin powder, and two teaspoons of smoked paprika.

Next I added the tomato sauce, tomato paste, three cups of broth (I had beef bouillon so I used that), a cup of Moody Ales beer, and then three cups of macaroni.

Skillet Beer Chili Mac
Skillet Beer Chili Mac

I let the macaroni cook for about ten minutes; I let it cook until most of the liquid was absorbed and the noodles were soft.

Skillet Beer Chili Mac
Skillet Beer Chili Mac

Once the noodles were cooked, I removed them from the heat, stirred in the nutritional yeast, a can of black beans (thoroughly rinsed), a tablespoon or two of maple syrup, and a tablespoon of lime juice.

Skillet Beer Chili Mac
Skillet Beer Chili Mac

Then I ate it.

While the ingredient list looks long, it really is a quick meal to make. It was n’t more than half an hour and I had the meal ready for my kidlets when they got home from class. Try it, I liked it. And so did my kids!!

  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons ot tomato paste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of unseasoned tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of beer
  • 3 cups of broth
  • 3 cups of macaroni
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice

And that’s it.