Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Kickin' Chili

Introducing my first Recipe Post for Dinner:

I don't know about you but I LOVE Chili with a bit of a KICK!

This chili has the right amount of kick to it.

Not too hot BUT not too bland!

Which is exactly how I love it.
I wanted to pair this recipe with some Dang good Cornbread. 
However, I don't have a go-to recipe. 

So if you have a really good (homemade) cornbread recipe, please do share!


2 lbs. lean ground beef
2 tsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2-4 chipotle chiles, diced* (from chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, 4 oz can)
1-2 Tbsp Adobo sauce* (from same 4 oz can)
32 oz tomato sauce
1 (15-oz) can chili beans
1 (15-oz) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 green pepper, diced
shredded cheddar cheese

*Depending how much of a KICK you want your chili to have


  1. Brown 2 lbs beef in a fry pan.  Dice 2-4 chipoltle peppers and add to ground beef. Pour 1-2 Tbsp of Adobe sauce from can and mix into beef.
  2. Add 2 tsp minced garlic, 1 Tbsp chili powder, 1 Tbsp dried oregano, 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp black pepper.
  3. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, add 32 oz can of tomato sauce, 1 can chili beans, 1 can kidney beans and 1 can black beans.
  4. Mix beef mixture into large saucepan.
  5. Add diced green pepper to chili.
  6. Bring to a boil then turn down to a simmer and cover with a lid for 10 minutes.
  7. Top chili with shredded cheddar cheese.



  1. Oo! Why don't you make this for us at Christmas on your and Blake's night?
    I love chili!! Russ Ingram always said that cornbread is best made in an iron skillet. He gave me one to make my own cornbread, but sadly I never used it. I didn't think I could make it as good as his.

    1. Done and done! I can't wait to make this for you guys come Christmas! It's easy and makes quite a bit. haha how about you give me the iron skillet :) ehh? I've been thinking about getting one.

    2. Also, if you can :) see if you can get his recipe!