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Beef and Chorizo Chili

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This easy and healthy one-pot Beef and Chorizo Chili is a great dish to enjoy this Cinco de Mayo…or anytime!

Beef and Chorizo Chili

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cooking Time: 45 min


  • 1¼ pound grass fed ground beef
  • ½ pound fresh chorizo
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 whole fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups good quality beef broth, homemade or store bought
  • 6 ounces tomato sauce
  • 3 Tb chili powder
  • 1½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (15.5 ounces) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15.5 ounces) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15.5 ounces) can small red beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15.5 ounces) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • Optional accompaniments: freshly shredded cheese, diced avocados, pico de gallo, sour cream, tortilla chips, crackers, fresh chopped cilantro, minced jalapenos


  1. Place a large dutch oven over medium high heat and brown the ground beef and chorizo. Add the onions, bell peppers, and garlic to the and cook for about 5 minutes, until just cooked through. Add all of the remaining ingredients, stir well, and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until chili has thicken and all flavors are combined, about 30-35 minutes. Serve immediately with any of the optional accompaniments.

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