Why put BEER in chili?

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Re:Why put BEER in chili? 2013/02/07 14:56:18 (permalink)
Grapes in tomato based sauce? I can't see how that would be a plus. I just think restaurants do it to appeal to the chi-chi crowd, in much the same manner that adding beer to chili would appeal to macho beer drinkers. The two markets might after all correlate very well.
 
Me though I dismiss both as marketing gimmicks and order something else.
 

 
 
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Re:Why put BEER in chili? 2013/02/07 15:54:40 (permalink)
I use an IPA
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Re:Why put BEER in chili? 2013/02/07 17:38:05 (permalink)
Why add plain water when you could add something that would actually add flavor to the dish.  I do add a darker or amber beer to deglaze my chili pot after browning the meat.  It adds richness to the dish
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Re:Why put BEER in chili? 2013/02/07 18:26:35 (permalink)
I never use water
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Re:Why put BEER in chili? 2013/02/07 19:02:30 (permalink)
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Grapes in tomato based sauce? I can't see how that would be a plus. I just think restaurants do it to appeal to the chi-chi crowd, in much the same manner that adding beer to chili would appeal to macho beer drinkers. The two markets might after all correlate very well.

Me though I dismiss both as marketing gimmicks and order something else.



 
As I recall, Clemenza added red wine to the tomato-based pasta gravy he made for his "soldiers" when they "went to the matresses". 

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Re:Why put BEER in chili? 2013/02/07 19:34:11 (permalink)
My Italian Grandma frequently added a little homemade red wine (grandpa made it) into the Sunday gravy. It's a fairly common add in. I do it often, Good Italian cooking!...oh and I sometimes put beer in our chili...
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Re:Why put BEER in chili? 2013/02/09 17:30:55 (permalink)
ChrisOC

I always have trouble trying to smoke the beer.

You are using cheap rolling paper!

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Re:Why put BEER in chili? 2013/02/09 19:43:05 (permalink)
LOL, Tom!
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Re:Why put BEER in chili? 2013/02/12 05:59:51 (permalink)
I don't think it taste any better putting chili on beer. Sounds awkward for me never tried doing so.
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Re:Why put BEER in chili? 2013/02/12 06:18:48 (permalink)
Hops, as found in a good IPA, do ad a nice edge
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Re:Why put BEER in chili? 2013/05/15 08:13:48 (permalink)
Great way to put the beer. I liked the way.
Please share more tips, I think it's not worked well.
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