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Chipotle Pasilla Chili with Meat

Spicy Chipotle and Pasilla Chili with Ground Beef

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


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


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.