Tag Archives: Chili

Beef Mole Chili

With the weather being snowy, cold, and icy here lately, I have been doing a lot of hot, comforting meals. Many of those meals have been simple to put together ones such as this chili. Been keeping the meals simple and healthy with the holiday season being a busy time for me and my husband. This easy to make medium heat chili is a standard beef and black bean chili with a twist. The twist is that this chili has slight cocoa undertones from the cocoa powder added to the chili and I added corn to the chili. Here is the recipe:

Beef Mole Chili – Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of lean ground beef
  • 2 14 oz cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup of diced onion (about 1/2 an onion)
  • 2 Tablespoons of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 can of Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 14oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of frozen or canned corn (drain and rinse corn if using canned corn)

Directions:

  1. Put ground beef into a large saucepan and cook ground beef on medium heat until the beef is mostly brown, about 5-7 minutes. Drain beef if needed.
  2. Add diced and rotel tomatoes into the pan.
  3. Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano, and cocoa powder.
  4. Add in black beans, onions, and corn.
  5. Stir everything together and lower the heat to a low-medium heat.
  6. Simmer chili on low-medium heat for at least 15 minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy! This chili is great on its own or topped with cheese, cilantro and/or sour cream. This is also great served over gluten free pasta, rice, or with gluten free biscuits, or cornbread.

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Frito Chili Casserole

This week I had my first potluck in a long time at work and was at a loss of what to bring that I could easily eat as my meal. I wanted to be a team player and participate, but not starve. This casserole was a great choice and I got many good reviews from my co-workers. I also made this for dinner tonight and my husband told me this recipe is a keeper. I enjoyed this also and am surprised that I never thought to make my own version of this before. Here is the recipe:

Frito Chili Casserole – Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of corn chips (check label to make sure they are gluten free, plain Fritos are)
  • 4 cups of chili (I made my own homemade classic beef and kidney bean chili, you can use any chili you want to use )
  • 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. If needed heat chili up on the stove until the chili is fully heated.
  3. Put corn chips evenly on the bottom of a 13X9 inch pan.
  4. Spoon chili evenly over the chips, covering them completely.
  5. Add cheddar cheese evenly on top.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.
  7. Serve and Enjoy! A great meal on its own, a salad can be added on the side also.

Frito Chili Casserole