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Monday, January 31, 2011

Chorizo Chipotle Chili

Last year, before the Super Bowl, I posted my recipe for chili.  It's a recipe I've used for years.  I seriously, never made chili a different way....until now:  Enter the Chorizo Chipotle Chili!!!  (YAY!!!!)

I think chili is a good addition to any party (as are nachos), but for some reason, football and chili just fit so well together!  And this is just the type of chili you want to be serving at your Super Bowl party! It's full of flavor, it's spicy, it's warm and it's comforting....It's probably the best bowl of chili I've had in a long time.  And I'm extra excited because I didn't use my secret ingredient mix this time!  No premixed spices.... double yay!!!

I understand that most of you have your favorite chili recipe, and like me, don't detour from it....but this is worth it, believe me.  VERY worth it.  Beware, it is a bit can always add less chipotle or leave the adobo sauce out all together.  I must give big props to Des at Life's Ambrosia, though, because her Buffalo Chipotle Chili was the inspiration behind this bowl of heaven!  And an inspiration it was...thanks Des!

I love scooping chili up with Frito's!!!

Chorizo Chipotle Chili
Inspired by Life's Ambrosia
Printable Recipe 
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 sweet onion, finely diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper 
1 lbs Mexican Chorizo
1 garlic clover, minced
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon adobo sauce
3/4 cup beef broth
1/2 cup beer (I used Bud Light)
10oz can Rotel, drained
8oz chili beans in sauce
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 Tablespoons tomato sauce
2 teaspoons cocoa powder

In a Dutch oven or soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Add the onions and reduce heat to medium low.  Season with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.  Stir and let cook for about 8-10 minutes or until softened and just starting to brown.  Add the chorizo and let cook about 5-8 minutes or until the chorizo is cooked through.  Turn heat up to medium high and add all the remaining ingredients.  Stir to combine.  Taste and season if necessary.  Let simmer, covered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.  Enjoy!


One Year Ago:  Tomato Walnut Tilapia


Big Dude said...

Chili is indeed on of those dishes it's hard to change from the old standby, by this one sure sounds delicious.

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Dang that looks good! Awesome job branching out on chili, and for not using the premade spice packet, WOO HOO!! Fritos and chili are BFF for sure :) After all frito pie is just fritos & chili & cheese. and sounds really delicious right now, too :)

Cranberry Morning said...

And that does look wonderful with a good-sized chip!

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

There's nothing better than a delicious, hearty chili to warm you to the bone in winter. This looks like it could do just that! Absolutely delicious, Jenn. It may be 8AM, but I could dig in happily with a spoon right now! Thanks for sharing :)

Pam said...

It looks so hearty, filling, and delicious! I love to eat chili in this cold winter weather.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Oh yeah, now that's what I'm talking about. That chili looks perfect!

Happy Monday!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Chris said...

Bookmarked the hell out of this one. I can't wait to try it it has everything I love and in chili. How great is that?

Mary said...

Wowzer! This sounds like the ultimate spiced chili. I'l alert the fire department:-). I hope you have a great evening. Blessings...Mary

megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

I love chili! And you're right, I do have a favorite that I use as my "go-to", but I might be persuaded to try another one :)

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

OMG I can't wait to try this amazing looking chili! I looove chorizo but have never made chili with it - can't wait to try - thanks for sharing:)

Yenta Mary said...

I can only imagine how fabulous that must be ... wow! We're expecting a blizzard tonight -- it would be a perfect thing to come home to for dinner ... :)

Kat said...

That looks like an epic Super Bowl chili...especially with the can of beer!

Desi said...

I saw this recipe over at Des' site too. I like your take on it, since I am not sure if I like buffalo, but I know I like chorizo! Perfect Super Bowl food : )