Beer Chili with Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Muffins
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Easy and delicious chili with jalapeño cheddar cornbread muffins.
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 lb. ground sirloin
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 whole habanero pepper, pierced with a fork
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 3- 14 oz. cans chili beans (i like to use one mild, one medium, and one hot!)
  • 1- 12 oz. beer, (stouts and lagers are good here!)
  • 14 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • Optional chili toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, diced red onion, cilantro, or tortilla chips
  1. Heat a large soup pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the ground pork and ground sirloin, and cook, breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon, for about 5 minutes until it's starting to brown.
  3. Add in the diced red onion, and sprinkle with a tsp. of salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, and a ½ tsp. ground cinnamon. Stir, and let cook 5 more minutes until meat is cooked through and onions are soft. Make sure all the meat is broken up and bite-sized.
  4. Add the garlic, and stir.
  5. Pierce a habanero pepper several times with a fork, and add to the pot whole. This will give good flavor without making the chili overly spicy.
  6. Add in the tomato paste, beans, beer, and tomato sauce. Season with a pinch more of salt and pepper. Stir, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat and let simmer, covered, for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, make the muffins. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a muffin pan or use paper baking cups.
  8. In a large mixing bowl, combine Jiffy mix, egg, milk, shredded cheddar, and diced jalapeño.
  9. Fill muffin tin cups ⅔ way full, (I got about 6 muffin's worth), and bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
  10. When chili is done, turn off the heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Serve in bowls topped with your favorite fixins! I like shredded cheese, diced red onion, sour cream, crumbled tortilla chips, and jalapeño cheddar cornbread muffins!
Recipe by Ally's Cooking at