Hearty Beef and Chorizo Chili

Hearty Beef and Chorizo Chili

This is a quick and simple chili with ground beef and Mexican chorizo sausage which is perfect for a satisfying meal on a chilly autumn evening. This is especially good with some warm flour tortillas and a dark Mexican beer such as Negro Modelo.

Prep & Cook time: 90 minutes
4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 pound ground fresh chorizo sausage
  • 2 large onions
  • 1/4 cup garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon mild paprika
  • 1/4 cup new mexico chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground habanero pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 cup double strength beef broth
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (15 1/2 ounce) cans red kidney beans (optional)


Step 1

Brown ground beef and chorizo with onion in a large heavy pan, breaking up meat lumps. Drain any fat.

Step 2

Add garlic paste, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, chile powder, and ground habanero (or any other hot pepper or sauce you would like, in whatever quantity you like).

Step 3

Stir in beef broth and crushed tomatoes, and simmer covered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, or place in crock pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

Step 4

Stir in beans, if using, and continue to cook until beans are hot.


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