Classic crowd pleasing beef chili — a hearty and comforting main dish, perfect for blustery cold days. SO good loaded up with all your favorite toppings—sour cream, cilantro, corn chips and cheddar cheese.
Game day 2019 is over, but this Super Bowl favorite is just warming up for the season. Yup, this classic crowd pleasing beef chili is the perfect cold-weather, weekend-gathering meal. It’s make-ahead-of-time convenient and loaded with comforting flavor.
AND it keeps well, so freeze up a few meals—you’ll thank yourself later.
This past game day was a family affair, and we stuffed our faces with loads of homemade guacamole and corn chips, followed by this classic beef chili, made hours before guests arrived. 🙌 The fixings (green onions, cilantro, cheddar cheese, and sour cream) were also chopped, grated, prepped, and ready to go. Pre-prep—it’s the way to go people.
We love a good chili and this one, for me, hits all the flavor points. It’s your classic chili, with a few less common (but not out there) chili ingredients (lime juice, green onions, basil, chicken broth) thrown in, which in my unbiased opinion makes the chili that much tastier.
This recipe calls for half a teaspoon of chipotle powder in addition to all the regulars (chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne). It has a pretty distinctive flavor, so you don’t need much. Unless you are crazy about chipotle, in which case, throw caution to the wind. Not a chipotle fan, go ahead and skip it, the chili will be plenty flavorful without it.
Chicken broth is used alongside the puréed canned tomatoes, giving the chili the perfect density. If you don’t have chicken broth on hand, use an additional can of tomatoes or tomato sauce.
Looking for the perfect side? These buttery all dressed cheddar biscuits are just what you need. Best served warm, straight from the oven.
P.S. Try these Winter-busting, hearty favs: