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Beef & Chorizo Chili

 This is a thick chili with 3 kinds of beans and jalapeno that is sure to warm you up!
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 12 oz. ground chorizo
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil 
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can diced petite tomatoes (14-16 oz.)
  • 1 can drained and rinsed black beans (14-16 oz.)
  • 1 can drained and rinsed kidney beans (14-16 oz.)
  • 1 can drained pinto beans (14-16 oz.)
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, chopped or 1/2  of a 4oz. can of chopped jalapeno
  • 1 can corn (approx. 15 oz.)
  • Fresh  diced tomatoes and grated cheese for serving
  1. Heat oil in large heavy bottomed pot.
  2. Add onion and saute for 2 minutes.
  3. Add bell pepper and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Add beef and chorizo and season well.
  5. Cook till meat is no longer pink.
  6. Add the tomatoes, 3 kinds of beans, jalapeno, and corn.
  7. Bring to a boil and simmer for up to an hour. If you like thinner chili you can add some broth to the pot.
  8. Serve topped with fresh tomatoes and grated cheese or your favorite toppings. We always love to have corn bread with our chili. 
This recipe will probably serve 8-10 people.

Click here for Betty's cornbread recipe.
We'll be announcing the winner to the Celebration Cookbook on Monday morning's post!  Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments.  You inspire us.


  1. Ellen, I love chorizo...nice addition for chili! However I wanted to comment on the cornbread in your photo...that is perfection!

    As well, I would like to congratulate all of you on your Celebration Cookbook. The fruits of your labour are warmly received and I thank you for sharing every day, in every way.

    Blessings to All,
    Anna (Toronto)

  2. I wish my husband liked chili.... it's one of my favorite meals!

  3. You are not going to get away with cornbread in the photo and no recipe for it.

    1. Lorrie, I added a link to Betty's cornbread recipe!

  4. This Chilli looks great, I love the addition of chorizo.
    I always enjoy looking at all of your recipes.
    Thanks for sharing

  5. This sounds like a wonderful, hearty dish for a cool autumn day! Thank you for sharing. You know that we will be eating it with cornbread~

  6. Mmmm - that sounds good Ellen. I "catching up" with all your wonderful posts while I was away!!


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