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6 of the best pairings for chilli con carne

Like many popular dishes chilli con carne has many different versions - some mild and child-friendly, others much more spicy and assertive and often a little smokey.

Beer in many way seems the best option but a big hearty red will see you right too:

* American- or Belgian-style Brown ale - I highlighted this pairing in a past ‘match of the week’ but have since discovered that the Norwegian brewery Nøgne Ø makes a terrific imperial brown ale that I think would be a great match for an authentic chilli

* A dark lager like the Mexican Negra Modelo

* A porter which has some smokiness of its own

* Zinfandel - keeping the American vibe going . . .

* Argentine Malbec or a Malbec blend - always a good solution for beef

* Inexpensive Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon - the ideal choice for supermarket ready meals.

Vegetarian chillis suit similar wines but possibly slightly less full-bodied versions.

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Comments: 3

Nick Brett on November 12 2019 at 17:18

John Glenn......learn that some things can have a variety of spellings!

John Glenn on April 13 2019 at 22:57

Learn how to spell chili!

Ani on November 26 2013 at 12:35

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