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Beef and Bean Chipotle Chili

Beef and Bean Chipotle Chili

I found this recipe in my cooking bible… Cook’s Illustrated ~ The New Best Recipe Revised Edition. It was a cool day and we were having friends over for dinner so I went in search of a good chili recipe. I adapted their recipe just a bit by adding less chili powder (my family doesn’t care for it too much) and adding chipotle peppers & adobo sauce. The chili simmered all afternoon long and made my house smell incredible. It was spicy, smoky, and delicious! We all thought it was fantastic, although it was a bit too spicy for the three youngest kids. I served it with saltine crackers, sour cream, sharp cheddar, and green onions along with some cornbread.

Beef and Bean Chipotle Chili

How to Make Beef and Bean Chipotle Chili

Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, red bell pepper, chili powder, cumin, coriander, crushed red pepper flakes, and oregano and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the chipotle peppers and adobo sauce along with and half the ground beef. Cook, stirring occasionally until beef is beginning to brown, about 4-5 minutes; add the rest of the beef and cook until beginning to brown, about 4-5 minutes. Add the kidney beans, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes. Cover with a lid and let the chili simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Serve with saltine crackers, sour cream, sharp cheddar cheese, and green onions, if desired. Enjoy.

Beef and Bean Chipotle Chili

 

Beef and Bean Chipotle Chili

Beef and Bean Chipotle Chili

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or corn oil
  • 1 large sweet yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 ½ tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 6 medium cloves garlic minced
  • 2 chipotle peppers diced
  • 1-2 tbsp adobo sauce **sauce from the chipotle peppers
  • 2 lbs 85 percent lean ground beef
  • 2 15-oz cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 14-oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 14-oz can diced tomatoes , with juice
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, red bell pepper, chili powder, cumin, coriander, crushed red pepper flakes, and oregano and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  • Add the chipotle peppers and adobo sauce along with and half the ground beef. Cook, stirring occasionally until beef is beginning to brown, about 4-5 minutes; add the rest of the beef and cook until beginning to brown, about 4-5 minutes. Add the kidney beans, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes.
  • Cover with a lid and let the chili simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Serve with saltine crackers, sour cream, sharp cheddar cheese, and green onions, if desired. Enjoy.
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  1. I made a white chili on Sunday, and I am already craving chili again! This recipe looks delicious. You can go wrong with a CI recipe!

  2. Beef & bean chili is one of my favorites and this one looks very good.
    My family is not too fond of spicy so I downgrade it usually a bit, but when preparing it for me, I love a spicy treat .