A delicious mix of ground beef, chorizo, beans, and vegetables in a hearty tomato base. I entered it in a chili cook-off and it won!


Recipe Summary

30 mins
55 mins
1 hr 25 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Pour tomatoes into a large stockpot over medium heat.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Transfer beef to the stockpot.

  • Cook and stir chorizo in the same hot skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Transfer chorizo to the stockpot.

  • Heat oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onions and garlic until very well cooked and translucent, 7 to 10 minutes. Add cumin and chili powder and cook for about 3 minutes more. Transfer onions to the stockpot with lime juice, salt, and black pepper. Stir black beans, pinto beans, and kidney beans into the pot.

  • Heat the skillet over medium-high heat and lightly saute bell peppers, about 5 minutes. Add to the stockpot.

  • Add corn to the stockpot and season with additional salt and pepper. Add hot sauce to taste and simmer for 30 minutes more. Sprinkle cilantro on top and serve.

Nutrition Facts

687 calories; protein 41.8g; carbohydrates 46.8g; fat 36.2g; cholesterol 105.9mg; sodium 2477.5mg. Full Nutrition

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4 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
This is hands down the best chili recipe I have ever tried. The chorizo takes it over the top. In addition to the ingredients listed, I added a package of fresh sliced mushrooms, a can of green chilis, an extra shake or two of red pepper sauce, and a can of hominy corn (Great al dente texture!). I also added two large pinches of sugar to help round out the flavor. Probably could have used 1-2 more cans of diced tomatoes for moisture. When I served it, I mixed in some pasta shells for variety, and I sprinkled sharp shredded cheddar cheese over the top. Absolutely delicious! If you consider yourself to be a chili aficionado, then you absolutely HAVE to try this recipe! Can't help but wonder what a little dry red wine would do for this recipe. Please let me know how it turns out if you try it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Followed the recipe very closely. Just added a bit of thyme while cooking the ground beef. Have made this 3 times now, is a fabulous recipe. Husband and daughter love it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Awesome recipe! Very easy to follow and make, plus I had everything already in my kitchen before starting to make it! I cut it down to 6 servings and it still turned out absolutely delicious and hearty! I used less Comino (Cumin) than it called simple because it's my first time and I have learned to be cautious with Comino in the past. Maybe next time I will try the recipe amount. Thanks for this wonderful chile recipe that I will be making quite regularly now. Read More