Beef, Black Bean, and Chorizo Chili

Beef, Black Bean, and Chorizo ChiliIt took a few days of resting but I am finally feeling better. We had friends over for Halloween night and I wanted to serve something warm and comforting after a long night of Trick or Treating. I was inspired by Chris at Nibble Me This when I saw his delicious looking Beef and Chorizo Chili. I used my base recipe for Chili but added ground beef, chorizo and black beans. It simmered in the oven all day long and made my house smell so unbelievable. It was thick, hearty, spicy and so delicious. I served it with shredded cheddar cheese, green onion and sour cream. It was a big hit with all the adults and my son. I will be making this chili often…thanks for the inspiration Chris.

 Beef, Black Bean, and Chorizo Chili:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (I used 90/10)
  • 6 oz pork chorizo, casing removed
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 8 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 7 oz can of whole green chiles, diced
  • 2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 15 oz kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained

Beef, Black Bean, and Chorizo Chili
Beef, Black Bean, and Chorizo ChiliPreheat your oven to 250 degrees.

Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Once the pot is hot, add ground beef and chorizo (casing removed) cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally then add onions, pepper, garlic and jalapeno. Sauté for about 3-4 minutes before adding tomatoes, tomato sauce, green chiles and beans. Add all spices and vinegar, stir then cover with a lid and place in the oven. Cook for 4-6 hours, stirring throughout the day if you can.

Top with cheddar cheese, green onions and sour cream, if desired. Enjoy.

Beef, Black Bean, and Chorizo Chili

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35 Responses to “Beef, Black Bean, and Chorizo Chili”

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — November 2, 2009 @ 5:08 am

    I'm glad you are feeling better.

    The chili sounds great and prefect for a long Halloween night!

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    Jenn — November 2, 2009 @ 5:22 am

    Glad you're feeling better, too.

    I need to make me some chili. The evening are pretty cool here and it seems to be the perfect dish to cook up on these types of night. Yum!!

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    Anonymous — November 2, 2009 @ 5:48 am

    We're very glad you're feeling better, Pam. Take care of yourself. (The chili recipe looks wonderful). Love, Mom

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    Fresh Local and Best — November 2, 2009 @ 7:49 am

    I can imagine the smell that must have enveloped your home! I adore all of the spices that you've added to this hearty chili, all of which should keep you on the path to recovery. I'm glad you're feeling better!

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    ♥peachkins♥ — November 2, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

    I could almost smell the chili..

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    Jo — November 2, 2009 @ 12:37 pm

    This looks really yummy and just nice for a cold evening supper. All you would need is probably a loaf of crusty bread to dip into this.

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    Life is Reed-iculous! — November 2, 2009 @ 12:44 pm

    glad you didn't leave us for too long
    and that you're feeling better! i made your black bean & chorizo soup over the weekend. it was SO GOOD! i added 2 small cans of green chiles but that was my only deviation. and now i know i'll be making this chili. thank you!

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    Natashya KitchenPuppies — November 2, 2009 @ 12:45 pm

    Hooray for chili weather!
    Looks delicious. So glad you are feeling better.

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    George Gaston — November 2, 2009 @ 1:27 pm

    Pam, it is definitely 'chilly’ weather, pun intended. I am sure your guest had that welcoming feeling upon their return Trick or Treating, smelled your chili simmering on the stove. I have never used Chorizo sausage in my chili, but I’m sure it gives it a nice spicy twist.

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    5 Star Foodie — November 2, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

    Chili with chorizo sounds amazing! Love it!

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    noble pig — November 2, 2009 @ 3:03 pm

    Chili on Halloween is just classic, this looks awesome PAM!

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    Marjie — November 2, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

    I too find that my family is much more inclined to enjoy Halloween dinner when it's something simple. That, of course, is the only day of the year when it's "Free Range Candy Grazing"!

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    Grace — November 2, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

    beef AND beans AND sausage, oh my! that's one heck of a hearty bowl o' chili–it'd fix you up real nice and right quick. 🙂

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    Cathy — November 2, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

    I'm so happy that you're feeling better, Pam. A hearty chili is perfect this time of year. I love to smell it simmering away. This version looks delish.

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    fittingbackin — November 2, 2009 @ 3:46 pm

    So glad you're feeling better! This chili looks awesome – love the addition of chorizo – nice!

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    Michele — November 2, 2009 @ 3:47 pm

    I love this version of chili! I MUST try it!

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    Ingrid — November 2, 2009 @ 3:52 pm

    Sorry to hear you were under the weather!

    I'm just waiting for cooler weather to warm us up with this one! Thanks for sharing!

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    Cheryl — November 2, 2009 @ 4:33 pm

    That looks yummy, I love chorizo in just about anything!

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    Mary — November 2, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

    I'm glad you are feeling better. The chili sounds delightful and it was the perfect thing to serve on a cold and damp Halloween night.

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    stephchows — November 2, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

    mmm looks like a nice hearty chilli to me! delicious

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    teresa — November 2, 2009 @ 7:01 pm

    this looks like a wonderfully hearty fall meal, delicious!

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    The Blonde Duck — November 2, 2009 @ 7:27 pm

    You know I love this. I'm glad you're better!

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    Doreen — November 2, 2009 @ 7:35 pm

    Sounds great…my husband will love it.

    So glad to hear you are feeling better.

    Enjoy the day

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    pigpigscorner — November 2, 2009 @ 9:06 pm

    This really shouts comfort food!

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    kristi @ sproutsinthekitchen — November 2, 2009 @ 9:32 pm

    Hi there! James Z. sent me to your blog, and I have to tell you… wow! We just made a pot of chili for James and Jenni last night (as a thank you for James tuning up my bike), but I have to say this version puts the one I made to shame (don't tell them, though!). Love your blog, love the ingredients line up, and the photos are beautiful. I'll be back (again and again, I'm sure)!

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    blog backgrounds — November 3, 2009 @ 12:28 am

    I love this. Thank you!!

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    tigerfish — November 3, 2009 @ 12:56 am

    Wow, can I try some?

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    Ninette — November 3, 2009 @ 1:21 am

    Pretty chili! I put bacon in my chili, but like the idea of adding chorizo.

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    Mandy — November 3, 2009 @ 3:43 am

    We have been having perfect chili weather here in Ohio.

    (PS you were one of the winners in my Starbucks giveaway! Please email me your address.)

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    Michelle — November 3, 2009 @ 2:57 pm

    I Black Bean and Choriz and chili I will try this. Looks great!

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    Live.Love.Eat — November 3, 2009 @ 5:21 pm

    Oh my goodness, looks so delicious and comforting. It's JUST now getting cooler by me so maybe I can start making soups and hot stuff!

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    redforever — November 4, 2009 @ 2:34 am

    I just made this and it is as delicious as it sounded. It can feed an army though, I froze half.

    I served it with some baked squash on the side, that I basted with some maple chipotle sauce, went very well with the chili.

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    Chris — November 5, 2009 @ 1:32 am

    🙂 You made my day!

    Glad you liked it.

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    Andrea Schofield — November 30, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    This looks delicious!! Making this today for family and we will enjoy it during the Bama game!! Has anyone made this in the crock pot? I am not sure my dutch oven is large enough. Thank you!

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