Chipotle Beef Chili With Lime Crema

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READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by Grace Lynn

This is one of the easiest and tastiest chili recipes I have ever made! With the modern addition of smoked jalapenos (chipotles), the inclusion of black beans and beer, and a stylish drizzle of lime crema, this recipe is a classic -- hot, hearty and filling. Compliments of Bon Appetit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat heavy large pot over high heat.
  2. Add beef; saute until cooked through, breaking up meat with spoon, about 8 minutes.
  3. Transfer to large bowl.
  4. Add onions and garlic to same pot; saute until onions are tender, about 8 minutes.
  5. Add chili powder and saute until fragrant, 3 minutes.
  6. Add beef, broth, tomatoes, stout and chilies.
  7. Cover partially; simmer until chili is thick, stirring often, about 1 hour 10 minutes.
  8. Gradually stir cornmeal into chili.
  9. Stir in beans.
  10. Simmer until heated through.
  11. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  12. Can be made 1 day ahead, cover and chill, rewarm over medium heat.
  13. Whisk sour cream, lime juice and lime peel in small bowl.
  14. Season with salt.
  15. Spoon chili into bowls and spoon lime crema atop chili.
  16. Serve with chips.

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