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Jean-François Burman
by Jean-François Burman

Beer, Beef & Bacon Chili


You will also need Oak and apple wood chips, soaked in water for about 1 hour.


  1. Preheat your grill for indirect, having hot coals on one side and nothing on the other;
  2. Divide the ground beef into 3 to 4 patties, then sear them over hot coals for about 3 minutes per side;
  3. Once the meat patties are on the grill, place a cast iron casserole over high heat and start cooking the sliced bacon;
  4. Toss some soaked wood chips directly on the coals, then move both the meat patties and casserole to indirect and cook for another 15 minutes;
  5. Add all the ingredients, including the meat patties, into the casserole and give it a good mix, then cook with the lid closed in indirect for about 1 hour at 350°F/175°C.

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Grilled garlic bread and corn tortilla chips.

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