Savory Pumpkin Beer Chili
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 lb chopped Wild Boar or meat of your choice
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into 1in cubes
  • 1 15 oz can kidney beans drained
  • 1 15 oz black beans drained
  • 1 15 oz can pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 12 oz bottle of Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat beer
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • Mascapone cheese and fresh oregano for garnish
  1. In a large dutch oven or pot, saute onion in olive oil for about 10 minutes until begins to caramelize. Add chopped garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
  2. Move the onion and garlic to the sides of the pot and drizzle center with more olive oil. Add chopped meat, breaking up as you cook and allow to brown. Add salt and pepper.
  3. Add all the spices (except fresh oregano) and bay leaf and cook spices with onion and meat mixture for 1 minute. Add beer and bring to a boil, reducing the liquid. The beer should evaporate at least by half.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes with juice, pumpkin puree, kidney and black beans, chopped sweet potato and chicken stock. Mix everything together and bring to a bowl. Cover and allow to simmer for 3-4 hours. Test potato for doneness.
  5. Garnish with mascapone cheese and fresh oregano leaves.