Spicy Chipotle Chili Recipe

I made this spicy chipotle chili recipe this past weekend and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. The NFL wildcard games kicked off, my long holiday break was coming to an end and the temperatures dipped into the single digits, YAY! No seriously, this Artic blast we just got yesterday meant serious layering, snuggling with your significant or furry other and settling into the couch with a hot bowl of spicy chili. It is so heart warming and filling that I’ve been eating it for the past few days! I had it over brown rice, in flour tortilla, and all on its own, it’s just that tasty and comforting.

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If you like your chili hot and spicy and with chunks of beef and beans then you have to try this one. I know, there are so many chili recipes out there and picking one can be overwhelming but what makes this one good is the Adobo seasoning, the smoky chipotle and the texture the different types of meat provide. It’s just simply one of my favorites because it’s simple, easy to make and has good flavor so I hope you like it too!

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Enjoy it on its own or make a complete meal by adding brown rice to the bottom of the bowl. It’s certainly a meal that will warm you up during the brutal winter months and keep all football fans happy, even the ones on the losing team!

Spicy Chipotle Chili
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Recipe type: Soup/Stews
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb chuck steak, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tsp Goya Adobo seasoning
  • 1 large onion, chopped & divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced & divided
  • 1 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 15 oz can of red kidney beans
  • 1 4 oz can chipotle sauce
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp hot paprika
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 serrano chile pepper, optional
  • shredded cheese for topping
Instructions
  1. Season both the ground beef and cubed beef with one tsp each of Adobo and brown them separately. As the ground beef and steak is cooking add the onions and garlic to each pan equally. The ground beef will release a lot of grease so be sure to strain it if you don't want greasy chili.
  2. In a large enamel pot on medium heat add both the cooked ground beef, cubed chuck steak and mix well.
  3. Add the tomato sauce, water, chipotle sauce, beans and the remaining ingredients (except cheese), stirring well as you add each one. If you like it extra spicy add a serrano chile pepper to the pot, otherwise omit it.
  4. Cover and cook chili on medium heat for another 30 minutes until the chuck steak is tender.
  5. Serve over rice, in a bread bowl or with cornbread and top with shredded cheese.

 

Spicy Recipes Roundup: Comfort Foods

Hi everyone! I’m starting a new weekly series titled “Spicy Recipes Roundup” where I’ll feature some of the best spicy food recipes around the web! This new feature will showcase five spicy recipes from some of my favorite magazines and food blogs so you don’t have to go scouring the web looking for great spicy recipes. To get things started I’m kicking off this week with spicy comfort foods to warm your soul, just in time for those chilly Fall nights!

 

1. This Curry Chicken Pot Pie recipe from Alton Brown looks great! Since I like things a little extra spicy I would double the curry and ground pepper then toss in a chopped scotch bonnet pepper while cooking.

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2. This is one hearty and “meaty” Vegetarian Chile from Food52, add extra heat if you like but boy is this an awesome recipe if you want to go meatless!  3. Try this Smokey Chipotle Meatloaf from Delicious on a Dime cookbook from the All You magazine editors. The chipotles in adobo sauce will kick up this classic recipe.

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4. Shrimp fra Diavolo is one of my favorite things to order at Italian restaurants, it’s flavorful, hearty and spicy so I just drooled when I saw this Lobster fra Diavolo version from the From Away blog. Go ahead and double the red pepper flakes seasoning in recipe or add an entire sliced serrano chile pepper! 5. Stir fry may not scream comfort food to some but for me a steaming bowl of this Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry is what I want on a chilly night.

 

Thanks for checking these out and let me know if you make any of them. What are your favorite spicy comfort foods?

Chili Festivals and Cookoffs Near You

It was an unseasonably warm winter here in the Northeast and Spring has gotten off to a nice start.  However, every once in a while the temp takes a plunge unexpectedly, like a 20-30 degree plunge and that coat you thought you had put away for good is out again. When ever  that happens all I want is some spicy soup or chili. So before Summer gets here and it shoots up to 110 degrees outside like it did last summer, I’m going to check out a few chili festivals in the area.

So here are a few festivals coming up in the next couple of months.

 

 

 

 

International Chili Society Cook-off
April 21st in Staten Island, NY
This is their main site. Search for a location near you.

 

Lone Star Chili Cook-off
May 12th, New York City
Yes the Lone Star cook-off is in NYC and one of the most popular in the area.

 

NJ State Chili and Salsa Cook-off
May 19th in Toms River, NJ
This is one of the most popular cook offs in New Jersey!