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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.