Mexican Chili Recipes

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Ten Minute Chipotle Spiced Beef and Bean Chili

Rating: Unrated
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.

Cornucopia Chili

Rating: Unrated
This is a wonderful vegetarian recipe from the Cornucopia Restaurant which was in South Bend, IN. It makes a very large pot of chili. Freeze leftovers for a future meal, or cut ingredients in half for a normal pot of chili.

Chili con Carne I

Rating: Unrated
Great chili recipe for a very large crowd. Cook it in a 6 gallon steam jacketed kettle or a huge pot on the stove.

Terrific Turkey Chili

Rating: Unrated
Using some fresh and some canned ingredients, this chili is a snap to throw together and will keep you craving it for days. Chunky zucchini, fresh green onion, sour cream, and - what the heck - shredded Cheddar cheese, are sure to make this your favorite chili recipe. If you like beans in your chili, garbanzos right out of the can are great in this.

Summer Vegetarian Chili

Rating: Unrated
Throw summer's fresh vegetables into a pot and stew them up for an antioxidant-packed, Southwestern-flavored treat. Black beans also have fiber, folic acid and cholesterol-lowering activity.

Chili-Flavored Turkey Stew With Hominy and Tomatoes

Rating: Unrated
This scrumptious Southwestern-inspired stew can be prepared in minutes using leftover turkey.

Green Enchilada Pork Chili

Rating: Unrated
A delicious, Mexican-inspired green pork chili. When garnished with fresh tomatoes, avocado, sour cream, and tortilla chips this is a hearty meal with a tangy and spicy finish.

Mighty Matt's Kick-Butt Chili

Rating: Unrated
Ground beef, a tomato base, pinto beans, and a variety of spices are combined to make a fiery hot chili that is perfect for a cold winter's day. The key to the heat is in the cayenne pepper so adjust to your individual taste. Double the recipe to make a crowd pleasing addition to your next football watching party. Serve with some shredded Cheddar cheese and fresh chopped onion, if desired.

Pressure Cooker Chili

Rating: Unrated
There's nothing like a steamy hot bowl of chili on a cold snowy day. What's even better is having it ready within 35 minutes from start to finish.

Colorado Green Chili (Chile Verde)

Rating: Unrated
My version of my mother's green chili. I like to serve it over oven-baked burritos or with beans and rice. If you can't find a chile roaster, look for frozen diced chiles at your supermarket. You can also freeze fresh roasted chiles for off-season use.

Taco Soup II

Rating: Unrated
This is a really good and easy recipe. Top with shredded cheese, and serve with chips.

Rotisserie Chicken Chili With Hominy and Chiles

Rating: Unrated
Spices permeate the entire dish - cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper - and hominy adds an authentic Southwestern accent to this chicken chili. Save a big chunk of time simply by using rotisserie chickens from the supermarket and canned chicken broth as the chili base.

Inspiration and Ideas

Guadalajara Soup

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Taco Soup II

See how to make a hearty, quick-and-easy taco soup.

Taco Soup IV

Rating: Unrated

A quick & easy recipe; great for when unexpected company shows up. Top with cheese, corn chips, sour cream and olives.