|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 43g||56%|
|Saturated Fat 12g||58%|
|Total Carbohydrate 208g||76%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||10%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin C 19mg||95%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This spicy chili is made with ground beef, beans, and tomatoes, along with chile peppers and seasonings. The recipe makes a big batch of chili, enough for at least 8 people. It's a stovetop recipe, but you can transfer it to the slow cooker to keep warm for serving. It's great for a tailgating crowd!
Jalapeno peppers add a kick to this chili but feel free to use any hot chile pepper you like or have on hand. Serranos, poblano, even a bit of finely minced habanero can be added.
This chili is fantastic with cornbread, but you might prefer biscuits, crusty bread, or crackers.
For a less spicy version, try this Ground Beef and Pinto Beans recipe.
2 medium onions, chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 to 1 hot chile pepper (e.g., jalapeño, serrano, or habanero), seeded and finely minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
5 tablespoons pure mild chile powder (e.g., New Mexican chile powder)
3 pounds ground beef (coarse grind, if possible)
1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano, or Italian leaf oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
2 cups beef broth
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 leaf bay leaf
2 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
Shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, sliced green onions, and canned nacho-sliced jalapeno peppers, for optional garnish
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a large Dutch oven or kettle, cook the onions in the oil, covered, over medium heat.
Uncover and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden, but not browned, about 5 minutes longer.
Add the garlic, minced chile peppers, and ground cumin. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 2 minutes.
Add the chili powder and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 more minutes.
Add the ground beef, oregano, and salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until the ground beef is no longer pink, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Add the crushed tomatoes, beef broth, cayenne pepper, and bay leaf.
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer with the cover slightly ajar, for about 1 1/2 hours.
Add the pinto beans, crushing some of them against the side of the pot to help thicken the chili. Season with additional salt and cayenne to taste.
Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes longer.
Good or better when reheated and freezes well for up to 3 months. Top each serving with shredded cheese, a teaspoon of sour cream, and pickled jalapeno pepper rings or sliced green onions, if desired.
Serve with hot baked cornbread.
- If you like, use a can of chili style tomatoes.