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Skillet Fiesta Chili

Skillet Fiesta Chili- Game day vibes for this 30 minute spicy chili! Adaptable for your tastes and the perfect make-ahead meal!Guys, 2016 is looking GOOD.  The things I have been cookin’ up in my kitchen make me wonder if the remodeling has had an effect on my cooking skillz.  This chili is LEGIT.

Don’t you love a good chili?  And don’t you love it even more in a skillet!?  I sure do and if that was good enough, we gave it a Mexican flare. I KNOW. ?

Things are getting wild and easy and I kinda love it.Skillet Fiesta Chili- Game day vibes for this 30 minute spicy chili! Adaptable for your tastes and the perfect make-ahead meal!

This dinner is for when you get home and you are just over it.  Not so over it that you get take out on the way home, but the over it that requires a meal in 30 minutes or less or it ain’t happening.  I get you.

And this meal has your name written ALL over it.  Rough day at work, traffic the entire way home, the rain/snow hasn’t stopped (snow-of course referring to my northern readers hi!✋?✋?), and you come in the door searching for something edible before you go into a level of hangry that just isn’t pretty.

Answer: Skillet Fiesta ChiliSkillet Fiesta Chili- Game day vibes for this 30 minute spicy chili! Adaptable for your tastes and the perfect make-ahead meal!

?*Hallelujah chorus is sung by all the kitchen angels* ?

Chili Versatility

Rich with flavor, cozy with the aroma of spices filling the room and on your table quick.  Aside from being quick, I love how adaptable this recipe is to your own family’s tastes.  Not into spicy? Cut out the chipotle hot sauce and add a very mild salsa.  Want all the spice? Bump up the amount of hot sauce, throw in some hot salsa and some jalapenos!

Serving Options

We decided to toss in some pasta shells to be weird, but it was delightful.  Some other options would be:

  • Serve that goodness over rice or quinoa (hey there, filling)
  • Make tacos! The chili’s thicker texture allows for a great burrito or taco filling and all the taco toppings are plenty of reason to jump on this option.
  • Chili nachos are calling your name!  Tortilla chips covered in chili with a good layer of cheese and broiled in the oven for complete melting love.  This chili is practically giving you a hug.
  • Keep it traditional!  Well as traditional as Mexican-flavored chili in a skillet can be. ? Its great in a bowl as is + all the toppings because it would be silly not to.
  • Should I point out the obvious? YES. This would definitely make the BEST Game Day Chili to serve to all your guests! Throw this in a crock pot and provide tortillas, bread, tortilla chips all the fun toppings like avocado, cheese and cilantro and your team will definitely win. (Don’t quote me on that)Skillet Fiesta Chili- Game day vibes for this 30 minute spicy chili! Adaptable for your tastes and the perfect make-ahead meal!

No matter which way you serve it, they are gonna love it!

What toppings do you like to add to your chili? I am always open for new suggestions! ?Skillet Fiesta Chili- Game day vibes for this 30 minute spicy chili! Adaptable for your tastes and the perfect make-ahead meal!

*Nutritional Information is for 1 serving size, recipe contains 8 servings about 1 cup each*

Skillet Fiesta Chili

 

Skillet Fiesta Chili
 
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Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 2 bell peppers (chopped)
  • ½ medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 7 oz. can green chili peppers
  • 16 oz. organic mild salsa
  • 15 oz. organic chili beans (do not drain)

  • Seasonings:
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • Optional:
  • 2 tsp. chipotle pepper hot sauce
  • 2 green onions chopped
Instructions
  1. Add 1 tsp. olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat and add ground beef. Once brown (about 3-5 minutes) add onions, peppers and garlic sauté for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and spices (and hot sauce, if using) and stir to combine. Lower heat to a simmer and allow sauces to cook down a bit and thicken (about 10-15 minutes).
  3. Allow to cool about 5 minutes and stir in chopped green onion.
  4. Serve with desired toppings and enjoy!
Notes
See recipe for serving options.
We like the following toppings for our chili: Avocado, cheese, cilantro, crackers, crunchy bread etc.
This chili makes an awesome make ahead recipe as it is even better the next day!

 

 

 

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