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This is a really quick and flavorful chili recipe - very little simmering time required! While I really love a vinegar-tomato-and-spice chili, this chili recipe is good when you want something a little different - it's spicy, smoky and sweet. The combination of chipotle peppers and corn is fantastic.

Step 1: Ingredients

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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 cups black beans you've cooked yourself (or 2 14.5 oz cans)
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced/crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 diced red onion (the other 1/4 chop up but 
  • 1/2-1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 4 chipotle peppers, minced, plus some of the adobo sauce
  • a pinch or two of cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder or to taste
  • salt to taste
  • water or stock, if needed
You don't want to add in all the liquid from the black beans - I would only recommend putting in a cup or so.
 
NickB17 made it!11 days ago
This recipe is easy and tasty. Perfect for camping!
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dalvey1 year ago
Made this last night. Everyone loved it. Added more chipotle peppers and adobo sauce than recipe called for. Thanks for the instructable!
bpfh1 year ago
Cumin does the trick. chilli peppers make it hot but cumin makes it a chilli ! I add some white wine to mine.
barrycdog1 year ago
Looks good. I gotta try it.
What's adobo sauce and how much is some please?
hey adobo sauce is the sauce in a can of chipotles in adobo thats what i think he meant by some of the adobo sauce. i hope it helps :)
Yes that's what I meant. I didn't know chiptotles came in adobo sauce. The ingredients said "some of the adobo sauce" and I was unsure what quantity was "some". Thanks
jessyratfink (author)  crickleymal1 year ago
Yep, what nightninja said! It comes in the can with the chipotle peppers. You can normally get a can for $2-4. :D
w00ly3ot1 year ago
I don't know about corn but I know for a fact there ARE NO BEANS IN CHILI !!!!!!! I looked at Lady Bird Johnson's chili recipe the other day and there was no corn and no beans. In Texas we take it seriously. I would say it does look like a good filling for Shepard's Pie though.
jessyratfink (author)  w00ly3ot1 year ago
Well, everywhere but Texas I've had beans in chili. I'm from Kentucky, and we put tons of beans in ours. Cheaper than using only beef. :)
Looks absolutely delicious!!!