“This looks awesome and I make a mean chili myself. Mine has tequila so this would be branching out for me. As well as leaving me more tequila for my margs. I’ll give it a try.”
Tequila? I’m sold. It doesn’t take much. I’m easy to persuade. That’s why I have two kids. I was persuaded to have two. I agreed when I found out how children are made.
This tequila recipe is easier to make than children. Drinking too much tequila can lead to making more children. Take that as a warning.
Check out this recipe from Feeding 7 Sisters.
Easy Chili Recipe with Tequila
Chili Recipe with Tequila Ingredients
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 pound breakfast sausage (in a large roll)
- 2 pounds bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces
- 1 onion, diced
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup tequila
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 Tablespoon cumin
- 1 Tablespoon seasoned salt
- 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
- 1 cup tomato paste
- 1 28 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 cups water (optional)
Chili Recipe with Tequila Recipe Directions
- In a large dutch oven or pot, brown bacon until almost crisp and remove. Saute the onion in the grease until soft, then remove from pot.
- Drain all but a few tablespoons of the fat and brown the ground beef and sausage in the remaining bacon grease, breaking up as it cooks.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar in and cook the meat over medium-high until it’s very brown, almost caramelized; then add tequila and cook for 3-4 minutes, allowing alcohol to cook out.
- Add onions and garlic back to pot along with the remaining ingredients, stirring well. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cover. Simmer for at least an hour if not two. This is one dish that will taste even better the next day.
Just A Few Notes About This Easy Chili Recipe with Tequila
- Next time I’m going to try Italian sausage instead of breakfast. I’m a visionary.
- I used Herradura tequila in this recipe. Feel free to experiment, and by experiment, I mean drink a ton of tequila before, during and after dinner.
- Linda was right, it did taste better the next day. It was perfect for trying to fight off an insane tequila hangover.
- If you’ve got a recipe you want me to try, email it messagewithabottle [@] gmail.com.