Hatch Pepper Beer Chili

Flavorful chili con carne made with beef, Hatch green chilies, black beans, and beer.
Hatch Pepper Beer Chili

Hatch Pepper Beer Chili

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

It’s that time again when Hatch pepper season comes around out in new Mexico  and has been for a few weeks, although it is still going on. Along with that the first hints of autumn with cooler nights even though the days are still  blistering hot,  and football season is upon  us again. And on top of that it is National Beer Day.

What better tailgating food to enjoy than a Hatch chili laced chili con carne  with  black beans and beer in a true southwestern style?

So when Camilla  Mann of Culinary Adventures with Camilla generously hosted  a blogger round-up with Festive Foodies, I was very happy to jump right in.

We love a good chili here, especially with some footlong coneys, and a nice cold beer. I’m an old St. Louis girl, so Budweiser is a good choice in this, although Bill would probably lean towards his own beer crafting and creations, which he is pretty good at. But a lighter lager is perfect in any case, as the flavors pair nicely with the chilies.

Hatch Pepper Beer Chili

Don’t miss the other beer recipes below the recipe  printout, as we   have a nice selection today. I love one-stop shopping  for recipe ideas, don’t you? I am happy to have so many blogging friends with fantastic recipes I can jump in with and make your hunt for the perfect “cooking with beer” recipe very easy to  find. I hope you enjoy! Bottom’s up!


Hatch Pepper Beer Chili

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Hatch Pepper Beer Chili

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups Hatch green chile salsa or salsa verde
  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 12 ounces lager beer, such as Budweiser
  • ground red pepper or chopped fresh jalapeno (optional, amount to taste)


  1. Cook onions garlic and beef until beef is browned and crumbled; drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in remaining ingedients and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until thick (about an hour).
  3. Serve with oyster crackers, sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese, as desired.

From  the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

Bottoms Up for National Beer Day

Hatch Pepper Beer Chili

7 responses

    • Yep! It is chili season…now if the temps would go down. I am ready for fall, and just hope this is not another of those years where it goes from a/c to the furnace being flipped on overnight.

  1. Love this chili! Hatch peppers are a favorite and so delicious in chilis! This is a perfect way to celebrate national Beer Day and will be a great addition to our tailgate parties!

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