Hearty Southwest Chili Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Hearty Southwest Chili Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Hearty Southwest Chili

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"The addition of peanut butter to this beef and bean chili provides richness and depth to the spicy tomato base."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat oil in a 6-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook until crumbly and no longer pink. Stir in tomatoes, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt. Simmer for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Stir in peanut butter and brown sugar until combined. Add tomato sauce; simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add beans. Heat an additional 3-4 minutes, until heated through. Spoon into bowls and top with cilantro and chips.
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May 11, 2012

Very good and easy to make. The peanut butter was unusual but blended in after a few minutes. Substituted fresh onion and garlic instead of powdered. Used a little molasses instead of brown sugar. Too thick so added a can of water and an extra can of Rotel Tomatoes.

Sep 04, 2012

Did not like how overpowering the peanut butter was in the chili. May try again but omitting the peanut butter.


3 Ratings

Jul 18, 2012

It was quite good - easy to make. The peanut butter definitely provided a richness to the chilli. Made the kitchen smell like something was being roasted.


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  • Calories
  • 565 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 31.9 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 12 g
  • 48%
  • Protein
  • 32 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 1423 mg
  • 57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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