Hermannator’s Famous Chili (The Terminator) – (Hermannator Ice Bock – Vancouver Island Brewery)

Hermannator’s Famous Chili (The Terminator)

This recipe is taken right from Vancouver Island Brewery’s website in Victoria BC.  Thank you Van Island Brewery for this great recipe to try out!

I do not know that many Ice Bock’s out there so I would say this has to be made with Hermannator Ice Bock locally.

This recipe serves 6-8 people.

Ingredients list:

2 teaspoons oil
2 onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1lb lean ground beef
3/4lb beef sirloin, cubed
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 bottle Hermannator Ice Bock (341ml) or equivalent beer
1 Cup Strong Coffee (I substituted for decaf as my girlfriend can not have caffeine)
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
1 Can beef broth
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 1/2 tablespoons chili sauce
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon salt
4 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans (I used 2 cans white and 2 cans red kidney beans)
4 chili peppers, chopped
(I added mushrooms as a personal preference)

Getting down to business!

Prepare vegetables including onions, garlic and mushrooms.

Cut the beer sirloin into cubes

Heat oil.  Fry onions, garlic, mushrooms and meat until meat is browned and vegetables are partially caramelized.  (Cooks faster covered but you will have to drain liquids before transferring)
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Transfer browned meat and caramelized vegetables to a large pot.

Now it is time for the bulk of the work.  Pour yourself a glass of Hermannator to help the cooking go better.
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Once that is done add a the diced tomatoes, Hermannator Ice Bock, cup of strong coffee, tomato paste and the beef broth to the pot.
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Next add brown sugar, chili sauce, cumin, cocoa, oregano, cayenne, coriander, salt, 2 cans of kidney beans and chili peppers.
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Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 1 1/2 hours.
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Next add 2 remaining cans of kidney beans and simmer for another 30 minutes.
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Once done it is ready to serve.  I recommend serving it with a piece of bread and butter.
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Like my first cooking with beer endeavor this dish went over very well!  This is probably my favorite chili I have personally had and my friend seemed to agree.  My girlfriend and my friends husband on the other hand found it a bit to spicy but tasty.  This dish is named well as it will Terminate the weak.  For the strong ones out there though like Sarah Conner this is a dish you should try!  Go out and Buy some Hermannator before it is gone for the Spring and Summer!

4 comments on “Hermannator’s Famous Chili (The Terminator) – (Hermannator Ice Bock – Vancouver Island Brewery)

  1. Now this is an interesting recipe! Combines two things that are pretty damn awesome.

  2. […] Obviously my portions were too big.  These are amazing moist chocolate chip cookies that taste amazing.  Run out and pick up a 6 pack so you can make cookies and Chili! […]

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