BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse Chili copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse Chili

Score: 4.00. Votes: 13
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Menu Description: "Chili made with select cuts of tender pork and beef, pinto beans, Piranha Pale Ale and topped with melted jack and Cheddar cheeses, sour cream and green onions."

There's nothing that warms the soul like a hot bowl of spicy chili. And since BJ's is a brewery, the 54-unit chain adds an ingredient that makes a steamy bowl of red even better: beer! The Piranha Pale Ale that's poured into the chili pot is very similar to Bass Pale Ale, so that's what's called for here in our BJ's Pale Ale Chili recipe clone. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale also works well. Toss everything into the pot over the heat, and in about 90 minutes you'll have enough chili for eight hungry mouths. Serve up the chili in bowls, or more impressively, in the center of hollowed-out sourdough loaves. Nice.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur.

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Score: 4.00. Votes: 13
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Marian Stevenson
Feb 2, 2012, 22:00

No flavour - what a waste of products and time.

Jan 18, 2007, 22:00

I agree with Karen, heat but no flavor. Doesn't have a rich tomato flavor I associate with chili. The beer was a nice additive, I liked it. Not very popular recipe with my family so will move onto another. Thanks though, glad I tried it.

I'm Todd Wilbur,
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For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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