Spicy Chipotle Chili

Spicy Chipotle Chili Winter Soup
This Spicy Chipotle Chili is a delicious bowl of comfort food during the winter months.

Spicy Chipotle Chili
Makes 8 servings
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  1. 2 pounds lean ground beef
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 2 cups chopped yellow onion
  4. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  5. 3 cups water
  6. 2 (16-ounce) cans hot chili beans, undrained
  7. 2 (14.5-ounce) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  8. 21/2 tablespoons chili powder
  9. 2 chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  10. 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  11. 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  12. 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  13. 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  14. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  15. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  16. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  17. Garnish: shredded Colby-Jack cheese blend
  1. In a Dutch oven, cook ground beef over medium-high heat for 8 minutes or until browned and crumbly. Remove meat from pan, drain, and set aside.
  2. In Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add reserved ground beef, water, chili beans, diced tomatoes, chili powder, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, brown sugar, cumin, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and oregano, stirring to combine well. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, covered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Garnish with shredded cheese, if desired.
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