Southwestern style chili with chipotle peppers and beef. The chipotle peppers add a nice smoky flavor to this dish. Spice it up or spice it down, it's up to you. You can find chipotle peppers in the Mexican specialty aisle in the supermarket or at a Latin grocer. Make sure to purchase the chipotle peppers in the can with Adobo Sauce. Serve with sour cream and cheddar cheese.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saute pan, brown ground beef with onion, chipotle peppers and 3 tablespoons of the adobo sauce; drain well.

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  • In a large stock pot, combine beef mixture, stewed tomatoes, kidney beans, Kosher salt, ground cumin, garlic powder and chili powder. At this point, adjust to taste with hot pepper sauce. Heat through and serve garnished with Cheddar cheese.

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Nutrition Facts

538.8 calories; 34.3 g protein; 39.2 g carbohydrates; 92.5 mg cholesterol; 1948.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2003
Considering how easy this was this wasn't bad. I omitted the kosher salt and added five chipotle peppers total. I like my chili spicy!:-) I used this recipe to make Frito Pie (basically chili with Fritos and Cheddar cheese) and it worked just fine. However it left me wanting some more ingredients...perhaps different kinds of beans? If I ever need chili on short notice I'll probably make this again; otherwise I think I'll spend my time making something a little more satisfying. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2003
This was pretty good - but it needed a little help. I added a second can of tomatoes some fresh cilantro and a can of beer. I think it would have lacked flavor otherwisde. The chipotles add a bit of heat so be prepared. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2003
Considering how easy this was this wasn't bad. I omitted the kosher salt and added five chipotle peppers total. I like my chili spicy!:-) I used this recipe to make Frito Pie (basically chili with Fritos and Cheddar cheese) and it worked just fine. However it left me wanting some more ingredients...perhaps different kinds of beans? If I ever need chili on short notice I'll probably make this again; otherwise I think I'll spend my time making something a little more satisfying. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2003
Considering how easy this was this wasn't bad. I omitted the kosher salt and added five chipotle peppers total. I like my chili spicy!:-) I used this recipe to make Frito Pie (basically chili with Fritos and Cheddar cheese) and it worked just fine. However it left me wanting some more ingredients...perhaps different kinds of beans? If I ever need chili on short notice I'll probably make this again; otherwise I think I'll spend my time making something a little more satisfying. Read More
(27)
Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2003
This was pretty good - but it needed a little help. I added a second can of tomatoes some fresh cilantro and a can of beer. I think it would have lacked flavor otherwisde. The chipotles add a bit of heat so be prepared. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2007
With only the one can of tomatoes it was more like a casserole than a chili so I added one can of tomato sauce and a half a can of water. Make sure you let it simmer at least 30-45 minutes- the flavors are so much better after it simmers! A three as written a five with adjustments hence the four stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2004
Loved this recipes. Substituted black beans for kidney beans added handful of chopped fresh cilantro and squeezed a lime into the mix after it had cooked 15 minutes. Added 1 cup of corn and this was gobbled up by everyone. Used 2 chipotle peppers as three was just too hot for this Canadian girl. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2005
This recipe is wonderful to start with and shake it up a bit according to your mood. I like to add grated zucchini or spinach to add some veggie goodness! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2008
very good very spicy and I love spicy I added more chipotle for a better chipotle taste and it was GREAT! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2010
Each time I try to make chili it always come out bland. But when I saw this recipe I did not know what to expect. After making this recipe it was a hit. The chili was tastful and had a kick due the chipotle pepper in adobo sauce. I used ground turkey instead of beef. Next time I would use beef. I believe the beef will add more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2003
I used 2 chipotles & added a fresh jalapeno & fresh garlic while browning the beef. Used 2 cans of diced tomatoes & a can of tomato paste 1 tsp. salt & about 1 cup of coffee. (I like my chili a little soupier.) It was so easy & turned out delicious! My husband raved about it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2009
I suppose a lot of people choose this recipe for the quickness of it but chili is always better and tastier when it cooks long and slow so I put my in the slow cooker all day. I also made a few changes based upon what I had on hand/other reviewer suggestions. Used 1.5lbs beef substituted onion powder reduced salt/cumin to 1 teaspoon each and upped the chili powder to 2 TABLESPOONS and the tomatoes to 2 cans. Omitted the hot sauce and removed the seeds from the chipotles so it that it had the smokey flavor without all the heat. With my changes I would make this again and again:) Read More
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