Super Beer Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday is an American holiday about the important things in life: food, friends, and football BEER. Regardless of one’s football affiliations, the big game has grown into a national Sunday Funday – a wide-spread celebration of indulgence. Whether you plan to watch the Super Bowl or the Puppy Bowl, odds are you’re going to be in the market for some good eats to go with your favorite beers. If this is the case, check out these recipes for Off The Rails-braised beef short ribs and Red Trolley chili. Oh, and if you happen to run into Biff Tannen, ask him when the Chargers are headed back to the Super Bowl…

Off The Rails Braised Short Ribs

What you’ll need:
4 bone-in beef short ribs, about 2.5lbs
1 22oz bottle Off The Rails
1 cup chicken stock
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 celery stocks, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red jalapeno, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbs olive oil
Salt
Pepper

What to do:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Season short ribs with salt and pepper and dust in flour. In a Dutch oven or large ovenproof skillet, heat olive oil on high heat and brown short ribs for 2-3 minutes on all sides. Remove seared ribs from pan and reserve on a plate.

Add onions, celery, peppers, and garlic to the skillet and sauté on high until onions are golden brown. Season vegetables with salt and pepper, before adding chicken stock and Off The Rails. Bring mixture to a boil and return short ribs to the skillet. Cover and cook in the oven for 2 hours.

Uncover and continue to roast for 20 minutes, or until the meat falls off the bone. Remove from the oven and skim the fat from the braising liquid.

Red Trolley Chili

Red Trolley Chili Pre-Boil

What you’ll need:
2 lbs ground sirloin
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 green bell peppers, chopped
2 red jalapeno peppers, chopped
2 15oz cans black beans, drained
1 15oz can pinto beans, drained
3 14 oz cans diced tomatoes, not drained
1 6oz can tomato paste
1 12oz bottle Red Trolley Ale
1/4 cup chili powder
2 tbs beef bullion
1 tbs black pepper
1 tbs brown sugar
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cayenne
Salt to taste
8oz white cheddar cheese, shredded

What to do:
In a large stock pot, brown beef over medium-high heat.  Add onions, garlic, and peppers and sauté until onions are translucent.

Add beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, and red trolley ale and bring to a boil. Stir in chili powder, beef bullion, black pepper, brown sugar, paprika, cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 ½ hours.

Top with Off The Rails braised beef short rib, shredded white cheddar, and serve.

Red Trolley chili with Off the Rails-braised short ribs

One response

  1. So excited about Super Beer Sunday! Get me a KStrauss Mac N Cheese with a Tower 10 IPA.
    http://www.westsideculture.com/socal/2012/2/3/westside-cultures-top-10-socal-beers.html

    February 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm

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