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Spicy Chipotle and Pasilla Chili with Meat

Packed with incredible flavors.

Spicy Chipotle and Pasilla Chili Con Carne in bowl

No need to buy canned chili when you can make this super simple homemade chili your very own self.

All you do is add the ingredients in a big pot, stir, let simmer for a short while, then serve with delicious toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream, onions, and avocado.

It’s especially tasty when different types of chili powders are added.

In this recipe chipotle, pasilla, and regular chili powder (generally a blend of spices) gives the chili a slightly smoky flavor and lots of spice.

A great place to find a variety of different types of chili powder is in the Mexican Food or Hispanic Food section of the grocery store.

They’re in cellophane packages and generally cost much less than the spices located in the regular spice section.

You’ll just need to have a small  container with a lid to store them in.

The 4-ounce size Ball canning jars work nicely for storing these spices.

What I also like about this homemade chili is that it can be frozen (without the toppings of course) and comes in super handy for a quick meal on a day when I’m in a rush or I’m just plain old too tired to cook.

In this chili there are fresh veggies, lean ground beef, tomato and a number of spices.

And it’s topped with cheese, sour cream, onions and avocados but feel free to change up the toppings to your liking.

This would also taste wonderful topped with pico de gallo.

Serve this flavorful chili as an appetizer, side dish or main dish.

Here are more Mexican food inspired recipes you may like “Chipotle Lime Tortilla Chips“, “Cherry, Berry and Basil Margarita” and “Crispy Breakfast Quesadillas“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Spicy Chipotle and Pasilla Chili Con Carne ingredients

For the Chili – ground beef, green and red bell peppers, jalapeno, onion, garlic, olive oil, dried Mexican oregano (or regular oregano), chipotle chili powder, pasilla chili powder, and regular chili powder, cut tomatoes, tomato sauce, black beans, cumin, onion powder, granulated garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes (optional), water and masa flour

For the Toppings – shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped onions, and avocado

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Chili:

Chopped green bell pepper on cutting board

Chop the green bell peppers,

Chopped red bell pepper on cutting board

the red bell peppers,

Chopped onion on cutting board with knife

and the onion in about 1 inch size pieces.

Chopped jalapeno and garlic on cutting board

Then chop the garlic and jalapeno.

Chili pot on stove top

Add olive oil to pot on stove top

Heat a large pot on medium heat and add olive oil.

Add bell pepper and onion in pot

Add the bell peppers, onion, garlic, and jalapeno to the pan.

Ground beef in pot with vegetables

Next add the ground beef and stir.

Add dried oregano in pot with ground beef and vegetables

Then add the oregano,

Add chipotle chili in pot with ground beef

chipotle chili powder,

Add pasilla chili in pot with beef and vegetables

pasilla chili powder,

Add chili powder in pot with beef and vegetables

chili powder,

Stir chili powder in with meat and vegetables

and…

Stir chili powder in with meat and vegetables

…stir.

Add tomatoes and water to chili pot

Add cut tomatoes, tomato sauce and water to the pan.

Add black beans to chili pot

Then add the black beans and stir.

Add spices to chili in pot

Next add granulated garlic, cumin,

Add spices to chili in pot

onion powder,

Stir chili in pot with wooden spoon

and stir.

Add pepper to chili in pot

Add salt, pepper…

Add red pepper flakes to chili in pot

…red pepper flakes…

Add masa flour to chili in pot

…masa flour and stir.

Let simmer for about 45 minutes or until the desired consistency is met.

Continue to stir the chili as it simmers.

Spicy Chipotle and Pasilla Chili Con Carne in bowl

Serve warm topped with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, onions…

Spicy Chipotle and Pasilla Chili Con Carne in bowl

…and avocado.

Spicy Chipotle and Pasilla Chili Con Carne in bowl

Then dig in and enjoy each and every warm spicy bite.

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

More Recipes Made with Chili You May Like:

Breakfast Chili Chilaquiles

Jalapeno Chili Dogs

Grilled Cheese and Chili Sandwich

Chili Bacon Nachos

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Chipotle Pasilla Chili with Meat

Spicy Chipotle and Pasilla Chili with Ground Beef

Packed with incredible flavors.
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Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Chili con Carne, Chili Dog, Chili with Meat
Servings: 3

Ingredients

For the Chili:

  • 1/2 of a green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 of a red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 jalapeno stem and seeds removed and chopped
  • 1/2 of an onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon pasilla chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons regular chili powder
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) cut tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt or salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes – optional for more heat, add more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons (heaping) masa flour

For the Toppings:

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 avocado cut in half, seed removed, meat spooned out and chopped

Instructions

For the Chili:

  • Heat a large pot on medium heat and add the olive oil. 
  • To the pot, add green and red bell peppers, onion, garlic and jalapeno.  Stir.  Add the ground beef and stir.
  • To the pot, add oregano, chipotle chili powder, pasilla chili powder, chili powder, and stir. 
  • Add the cut tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, black beans and stir. 
  • Next add the cumin, granulated garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, masa flour, and stir. 
  • Let simmer for about 45 minutes or until the desired consistency is met.  Stir as the chili simmers.
  • Serve warm topped with cheddar cheese, sour cream, onions, and avocado.
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