Cha-Cha Chili

Cha-Cha Chili created by Xexe383

This recipe has just evolved over the years. It's more of stew than a chili in my opinion. Everyone always loves it. You can make it as hot or as mild as you family likes. We usually have crackers or cornbread with it.

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  • Cook meat, add onion, celery and poblano about halfway through.
  • You may have to a dd a little oil if it starts to stick.
  • Add salt and pepper to meat so it will not be bland, we are building flavors here.
  • Add garlic near the end, be careful not to burn as it will be bitter.
  • Sprinkle McCormicks (packaged chili mix) and chili powder over meat and veggies and stir well.
  • Cook over medium heat for a minute or so.
  • Pour in chicken stock, canned tomatoes with juice and add chipoltles (this is how you control the heat), if using.
  • Cook down for 15 or 20 minutes.
  • Add rinsed beans and corn (with juice).
  • To make this a soup: Add 2 more cans of stock.
  • Top with green onion, cheese and sour cream.
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"This recipe has just evolved over the years. It's more of stew than a chili in my opinion. Everyone always loves it. You can make it as hot or as mild as you family likes. We usually have crackers or cornbread with it."
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  1. Ginny Sue
    This was a very good chili, a little different with the addition of the corn and black beans. I made a directed, using 2 chipotle chilies to add just a bit of heat.
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  2. Corn Maiden
    A great change from the usual run-of-the-mill chili. Using chicken broth instead of tomato sauce made it taste like enchilada sauce, which I happen to love! I used ground turkey and my DH said he could not tell that it was not beef. I did add 1Tbs.of flour to my turkey after it was cooked in order to thicken the chili. I left out the celery, added a can of pinto beans in addition to the black beans, and added the can juices from the beans and the corn. 4 chipotle peppers made it nice and spicy. I will definitely be making this again!
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  3. Corn Maiden
    A great change from the usual run-of-the-mill chili. Using chicken broth instead of tomato sauce made it taste like enchilada sauce, which I happen to love! I used ground turkey and my DH said he could not tell that it was not beef. I did add 1Tbs.of flour to my turkey after it was cooked in order to thicken the chili. I left out the celery, added a can of pinto beans in addition to the black beans, and added the can juices from the beans and the corn. 4 chipotle peppers made it nice and spicy. I will definitely be making this again!
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  4. mle234
    I tried this with ground turkey, no poblano, celery,corn, or chipotle. Also, I used a can of diced tomatoes and chickpeas (instead of black beans). This is good. I may try it again if I can find a recipe for chili seasoning mix (I don't see the point in buying anymore premade mixes - they usually use things I have on hand anyway).
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  5. sly28198
    Really good! I like the fact that there is chicken broth - it makes it not as rich as some chilis that are all tomato sauce. This was just as good the next day of leftovers. YUM!
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