Slow Chipotle Chili
Craft a comforting chili for cold weather with lean ground beef, black beans, fresh veggies and a host of flavorful seasonings, simmered in a crockpot with Slow Press® Cabernet Sauvignon and beef broth.
1 cup of chili
- 1 cup + 2 Tbsp. Slow Press® Cabernet Sauvignon
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 yellow onion
- ⅓ cup scallions
- 1 avocado
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 cans black beans
- 1 can diced fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 can tomato sauce
- ½ cup low sodium beef broth
- ¾ cup pepper-jack cheese
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ tsp. chipotle chili powder
- ½ tsp. smoked paprika
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
- Sea salt to taste
- Brown and fully cook the ground beef in a non-stick sauté pan. Drain to discard the fat, and add to a crockpot set on high.
- Add 1 cup Slow Press® Cabernet Sauvignon, beef broth, black beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, bell pepper, onion, garlic, brown sugar, chipotle powder, paprika, cumin and oregano. Place the lid on the crockpot and slow cook for 4 hours.
- Remove crockpot lid and stir in 2 Tbsp. Slow Press® Cabernet Sauvignon, 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder and salt to taste.
- To serve: Spoon into 6 bowls, and top each with avocado chunks, 2 Tbsp. pepper-jack cheese and about 1 Tbsp. scallions.
- Use chunks of roasted chicken, ground turkey, venison or buffalo in place of ground beef.
- Strips or shreds of cooked steak may also be stirred into the chili for additional flavor, along with the ground beef.
- Mix up the vegetables and use your favorites, or try a variety of shredded cheese to garnish.
- Try various combinations of beans for unique flavor: black/white beans, black/pinto beans or black/red kidney beans.
- Adjust chipotle and paprika quantities to flavor spiciness to your preferred taste.
- Other topping ideas include tortilla chips, crushed oyster crackers, cornbread, fresh chopped tomatoes or your favorite salsa.
- Try chili served over mashed potatoes or a baked potato, for a super hearty meal.
- Cook the chili 5 hours for deeper flavors, if desired.