Alaskan Smoked Porter Chili

Get this chili simmering on the stove early and your family will be sitting down for dinner before you even call them! Make sure you make enough for leftovers, this is one of those dishes that tastes even better the next day.
Photography By Caroline Zhang | December 05, 2016


Heat large soup pot over medium heat, add oil and then ground meat; cook over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up meat.

Add onion, garlic, and jalapeño and continue cooking for 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are tender.

Add chili powder, cumin, and oregano; cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add undrained diced tomatoes, smoked porter, tomato paste and brown sugar; bring to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes or until thickened to desired consistency, stirring occasionally.

Add beans and continue to simmer until beans are heated through. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with grated cheese and chopped green onion.


  • 1 pound ground beef, bison, or other red meat
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 large jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup Alaskan Smoked Porter
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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