Chipotle Steak Chili
photo by Sandi From CA
- Ready In:
- 1hr 35mins
- 1 1⁄2 lbs beef shoulder top boneless blade steaks (I use top sirloin) or 1 1/2 lbs flat iron steaks (I use top sirloin)
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 cups chopped onions
- 1 cup chopped green sweet pepper
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans (I mixed kidney and pintos) or (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained (I mixed kidney and pintos)
- 1 -2 teaspoon chopped chipotle chile in adobo
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1⁄2 cup water, drained (HA! Fooled ya! Don't drain. ,o)
- 4 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
- sour cream (optional)
- chopped onions (optional) or scallion (optional)
- avocado, slices (optional)
- Cut beef into ¾” cubes.
- In a 4-quart Dutch oven, brown meat, half at a time, in 1 tablespoon hot cooking oil.
- Remove meat, reserving drippings in pan.
- Cook onion, sweet pepper and garlic in drippings until tender; drain fat.
- Return meat to Dutch oven. Stir in chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce.
- Stir in beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, chili powder, basil and black pepper.
- Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
- Simmer, covered, about 1 hour or until the meat is tender.
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First, I have to say the instruction to drain the water is making me laugh way more than necessary. :-D Second, hthis is really, REALLY good. I had leftover chipotle peppers from another recipe (raspberry chipotle sauce) and I used probably double what the recipe called for, but we like stuff pretty spicy. And I used leftover grilled steak (no oil) and we added light sour cream, home canned tomatoes (no sodium), low sodium beans, and we all know that avocado is a healthy fat, and just a ilttle bit of grated cheddar, so all in all this is actually a pretty healthy recipe. Will most definitely make again.
This was delicious! I followed the recipe exactly and one steak fed my family of 7! The chipotle with adobe added just the right touch of heat . (The small can it came in was way too much so I froze the rest.) I served this with Flour Tortillas Diaz...my DH said this is the recipe you take to potlucks...that is a huge compliment coming from a man used to authentic mexican cooking from his mom and nana....DELICIOUS SANDI!!!!
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