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Beef Poblano Black Bean Chili is flavorful with a slight hint of sweetness from the poblanos. Ground beef, Mexican beer, poblanos, jalapeños and beans create a hearty chili that makes a nice winter dinner or addition to game day! 

Beef Poblano Black Bean Chili - yum

Beef Poblano Black Bean Chili

Chili season is the best season!

I will admit there are times throughout the warmer months that I might throw together a pot of chili, but most of the time I save it for fall and winter. Since I live in the Midwest that gives me a good amount of time to make chili for game day, dinners and tailgating.  This weekend our favorite team, the Packers, played in a playoff game and ended up loosing. It was a really good game to watch, with an amazing pass by Green Bay that was caught for a touch down at the very end. But even with that amazing catch they ended up loosing.

Mike was pretty bummed but at least he had a good, hearty bowl of chili to drown his sorrows into! 😉

Beef Poblano Black Bean Chili - super bowl food

Beef Poblano Black Bean Chili is one of the best chili recipes I have made in a long time {thanks to my favorite magazine Cooking Light}. This chili uses poblanos which are high up on my list of favorites to cook with. I love the sweet flavor they get when cooked and the extra heat they add to dishes.  This chili also uses two jalapeños which adds good flavor and a little kick. You can leave the jalapeños out, but as long as you take out the seeds and membranes, the spice shouldn’t be too overpowering.

Beef Poblano Black Bean Chili - so warm

For this batch of Beef Poblano Black Bean Chili I used ground sirloin which is lean and packed with flavor. You can easily use ground beef or lighten the dish up by using ground turkey. I also used red kidney beans and black beans but feel free to change that up by trying chickpeas or hominy beans.

And my favorite ingredient in this chili happens to be a little something called beer. Feel free to use any light Mexican style beer, like a Corona. If beer isn’t your thing in chili you can use extra chicken broth in its place.

Beef Poblano Black Bean Chili - comforting

I am hearing that Cleveland might get 8 feet of snow on Monday so I will definitely be putting another batch of this chili on the stove to cook.  You can beat a warm, hearty bowl of chili when you are stuck inside during a snow storm!

Beef Poblano Black Bean Chili - the best

Beef Poblano Black Bean Chili - yum

Beef Poblano Black Bean Chili

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Beef Poblano Black Bean Chili is flavorful with a slight hint of sweetness from the poblanos. Ground beef, Mexican beer, poblanos, jalapeños and beans create a hearty chili that makes a nice winter dinner or addition to game day!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb. Certified Angus Beef® ground sirloin
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 cups sweet onion {about 1 large}, chopped
  • 2 jalapeños, seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 cup poblano chile {about 2 large}, seeds removed, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 - 12 oz. bottle of Mexican beer {such a Corona}, {you can use extra chicken broth in the place of the beer}
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 1/2 cups low sodium tomato sauce
  • 1 cup low sodium, fat free chicken broth
  • 1 - 15 oz. can of dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 - 15 oz. can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 - 14.5 oz. can fire roasted tomatoes, drained

Garnishes:

  • Shredded cheese
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • Diced red onion

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook for 10 minutes or until the beef is browned, stirring to crumble as it cooks. Remove the beef and drain the fat, set aside in a bowl.
  2. In a large pot heat the canola oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, jalapeños, poblanos and garlic and sauté for 10 minutes, or until the onion becomes tender. Add the beer and scrape the pan to remove the browned bits. Cook for 10 minutes, or until half of the liquid evaporates.
  3. Add the chili powder and cumin and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Stir in the beef, tomato sauce, chicken broth, kidney beans, black beans and fire roasted tomatoes and let simmer for 20 minutes, or until the chili thickens up slightly.
  5. Ladle 1 1/2 cups into each bowl and top with your favorite garnishes and a side of corn bread.

Notes

Serving size is 1 1/2 cups.

Instead of the ground sirloin you can use ground beef or to lighten it up use ground turkey.

You can use whatever bean combination you want. Try chickpeas or hominy for a fun change.

 Beef Poblano Black Bean Chili - nutrition

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light

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