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Meat Lovers Chipotle Chili

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 4
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This chili is beanfree and ultra meaty. It has the glorious smokiness of the chipotle peppers, with the slight sweetness of the red onion. When you take a bite, you are hit with those flavors first.
by: Sarah Walker Caron
Updated Aug 4, 2016
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  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb beef stew meat
  • 1 red onion, peeled
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo, plus 1 tsp sauce
  • 1 (20 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: avocado, cheddar cheese, sour cream


  • 1
    In a large pot, brown the ground beef and the stew meat. Once it’s mostly cooked, pour off any excess fat.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, combine the onion, garlic and chipotle in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process until everything is chopped up ultra fine (almost smooth). Add the mixture to the pot and stir to combine with the meat. Cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, water and cumin to the pot. Salt and pepper to your desired taste. Stir and then cover. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
  • 4
    Serve, garnished with cheese, sour cream and/or avocado chunks.

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