Lunch / Dinner
Two types of meat — chunks of beef plus chorizo sausage — give this chili a hearty helping of flavor. We stirred in chipotles for a touch of smokiness, then let the chili simmer.
This chili is in the range of two to three-alarm spiciness. You can find tubes of Mexican chorizo in your grocer's meat freezer.
Season stew meat with salt and pepper; brown meat in oil in a skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes (optional).
Combine stew meat, tomatoes, beans, chorizo, onion, corn, garlic, chili powder, chipotle in adobo sauce, cumin, and oregano in a 4- to 5-qt. slow cooker. Use a wooden spoon to break chorizo into chunks.
Cover chili; cook until beef is tender, on high-heat setting for 3–4 hours or on low-heat setting for 7–8 hours.
Chipotle chile peppers and fire roasted tomatoes both are sold in cans. Look for chorizo in a tube.
Thaw frozen corn before adding to the slow cooker so the cooking temperature rises quickly.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 1124mg 46%
Carbs 30g 10%
Fiber 7g 28%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.