Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Looking for a new and different chili recipe? This easy to make smoky chipotle chili is it. Serve this savory chili with a green salad and cornbread on a cold evening to warm you, your family or guests up. The recipe came from a Southwest Parent magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a Dutch oven on medium until hot. Brown beef in batches and remove from Dutch oven. Season with salt.
  2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same pot on medium. Add beef, tomatoes, beer, adobo sauce and chipotle peppers; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
  3. Stir in beans and masa harina; return to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  4. Serve chili with a dab of sour cream on top of each serving.
  5. Hint: You can substitute 3 tablespoons flour mixed with 1/2 cup water for the masa harina.


Most Helpful

This was a good and different recipe for chili, it was not quite up to our level of chili on the heat scale. Will make again with some changes.

Chef Shadows October 11, 2008

This was super, although I did make a few changes based on what I had on hand. I used abt 3/4 lb lean ground beef, pureed tomatoes, 1/2 of a 7oz can chipotles in adobo, 1 can black beans and 1 can corn. I served this smokey, hot chili over corn bread and topped it with shredded cheese in addition to the sour cream. My husband & I loved it - thanks Carol!

Linky February 12, 2008

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