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Chili with Beans, spicy

serves 8-10


  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 t salt
  • 1 lb 90/10 ground sirloin
  • 3 c small red beans
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes w/ jalapeno OR 1 1/4 c tomato, diced + 1 small jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 t worchestershire sauce
  • 2 chipotle peppers in mole sauce, finely chopped
  • 1/4 t oregano
  • 1 T paprika
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 T light brown sugar
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 3 c water


  1. Heat oil over medium high in a large skillet.
  2. Add onion, red pepper, garlic, and salt. Cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add ground beef and brown, about 10 minutes.
  4. Put beans in crock pot. Pour ground beef over beans.
  5. Add remaining ingredients, except water, and mix well.
  6. Add water. Cook on high for 6 hours. Lightly mash beans with potato masher for thicker consistency. 

Homemade Taco Meat


  • 1# Lean ground meat (we prefer turkey)
  • 1T chili powder
  • 2T onion powder
  • 1t cumin
  • 1t garlic powder
  • 1t paprika
  • 1t oregano
  • 1/2t salt


Measure spices into a small bowl or measuring cup. Put meat in a skillet warmed to medium. Pour spices on top and mix in with fork until evenly coated. Brown meat.

Taco Fixins


  • whole wheat tortillas
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • freshly shredded sharp Cheddar
  • sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole


Put tortilla on plate. Put meat on tortilla. Pile on the fixins.

About the Cook

I'm a busy wife and mom who knows the value of a meal that can be prepared quickly. I prefer to cook with whole foods and you will almost never find a prepared food in my recipes or my pantry.

This blog started as a way to recall recipes that I've created and now I am excited to share them with you! Bon Apetit!
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