Chorizo Chili
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Chorizo Chili

Hearty Chorizo Chili made with lean ground beef, Portuguese chorizo, kidney beans, fire roasted tomatoes and seasonings is comfort food at its best.
Course Main Entree
Cuisine Portuguese
Keyword chili, chorizo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 39 minutes
Servings 8
Author Carrie's Experimental Kitchen



  • Add the ground beef to a Dutch oven or large pot and brown; then add the chorizo and cook for another 3-4 minutes. 
  • Next, add the scallions, garlic and any other vegetables to the pot and cook for another 1-2 minutes until they start to soften. Finally add your remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally; then adjust your seasonings, adding some salt to your preference. (I start out with a little chili powder and cumin to begin with, but you'll want to wait after the chili has had some time to absorb the flavors to add more if you generally like your food a little spicier because sometimes you won't know how spicy the chorizo will make your chili until after it's been cooking for a while.)


*You can also use Spanish or Mexican chorizo in place of the Portuguese variety and add other vegetables like onions and peppers.  
Optional Toppings:  Sour Cream, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Chopped Scallions