Sweet & Spicy Guinness Chili + Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins

Just by the title alone, you should be salivating by now.  No worries, I’ve got you covered.
I’m so proud of this chili recipe!  Besides the fact that it is absolutely scrumptious, it’s the first dish I have ever made without a recipe all by myself.  For reals, y’all!  And it ROCKS!  I wanted to name it “Super Awesomely Delicious Sweet & Spicy Yummy Lick-Your-Lips Chili”, but that’s too long.
Here’s how you make it:
{This makes a LOT of chili – perfect for Super Bowl Sunday.  Oh, and I must warn you – this chili is sweet at first bite, then slaps you with some heat.  Yum!}
  • 2 lbs. Hot Sausage
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 bottle Guinness beer
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. chipotle chili powder
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 – 15oz. cans stewed tomatoes
  • 2 – 15oz. cans light red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 2 – 15oz. cans dark red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 – 12oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained & finely chopped


In a large saucepan, combine sausage and onions.  Cook until sausage is brown and onions are caramelized. Drain the grease and return to saucepan.
In smaller saucepan, combine Guinness, brown sugar, chipotle chili powder, and minced garlic.
Simmer on low and stir consistently just until brown sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat.
While simmering the Guinness mixture, add stewed tomatoes to sausage/onion mixture.  *Tip: Give your stewed tomatoes a good squeeze before adding them to the pot.  You’ll have more juice and smaller pieces of tomato.
Drain and rinse kidney beans and add to large saucepan.
Add roasted red peppers – be sure you have cut them into small pieces first.
Once the brown sugar has dissolved in your Guinness mixture, add that to the chili in the large saucepan and mix well.
Cook on medium-low for about an hour and a half.  Then EAT!!
Or, make a batch of Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins first:
Rather than rewriting the recipe, just go to Love and Butter to get it.  Trust me – they’re easy and delicious, and the perfect compliment to the Sweet & Spicy Guinness Chili.
While you’re waiting for your chili and cornbread muffins to cook, scroll down to have a giggle.
Happy Super Bowl Weekend everybody!!  How about a little humor compliments of the NFL today?

GO…aww who cares.  The Pats didn’t make it.  Hooray for the new commercials!  🙂

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7 Responses

  1. Hi, Kirsten
    This looks so yummy! I love chili too! : ) I am posting tomorrow about the wood link party. I am going to tweet, pin, google +, Hometalk and any other social media I can find. LOL, have a great night.

  2. Can’t wait to try your chili recipe! A little surprised, though, that it calls for a full cup of brown sugar. I’m betting it’ll be just as delicious with much less (or no) sugar.


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