Honey Sweetened Chicken Posted on 5 Aug 12:27 , 0 comments


  • 1/4 cup organic Spanish olive oil
  • 2 pounds organic free range beef, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large organic red onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves organic garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon pasilla chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 bottle dark beer
  • 5 cups homemade chicken stock or canned low-sodium or water
  • 1 (16-ounce) can organic chopped tomatoes, drained and pureed
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle pepper puree
  • 1 tablespoon honey (We recommend our Gallberry Honey as it stands up well in cooking.)
  • 2 cups cooked or canned organic black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons fresh organic lime juice


  1. Heat oil in a large cast iron pan over high heat.
  2. Season the beef with salt and pepper and saute until browned on all sides.
  3. Transfer the meat to a plate and remove all but 3 tablespoons of the fat from the pan.
  4. Add the onions to the pan and cook until soft.
  5. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the ancho powder, pasilla powder, and cumin and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  7. Add the beer and cook until completely reduced.
  8. Return the beef to the pot, add the chicken stock, tomatoes, chipotle puree, and honey, and bring to a boil.
  9. Reduce the heat to medium, cover the pan, and simmer for 45 minutes.
  10. Add the beans and continue cooking for 15 minutes.
  11. Remove from the heat, add the lime juice, and adjust seasonings.


We suggest you serve the chili with lime wedges, chopped cilantro, sour cream, diced avocado, and chopped onions.