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Chipotle Pasilla Chili with Meat

Chipotle and Pasilla Chili with Ground Beef

This homemade chili with ground beef is simple to make and comes packed with flavor.
5 from 3 votes


For the Chili:

  • 1/2 of a green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 of a red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper 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 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 (optional):

  • 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.

For the Toppings:

  • Serve warm topped with cheddar cheese, sour cream, onions, and avocado.