MEAL 8: Southwestern Chili

January 18, 2018

The staff at Carrington Medical Spa hopes that you are staying warm during these winter days! Enjoy one of our delicious and healthy chili recipes, that you will be sure to love.


Southwestern Chili


Prep time: 25 min

Cook time: 2h 40min




Southwestern Chili

2 Tbsp vegetable oil

4 lb boneless chuck roast, trimmed, and cut into ½-inch pieces

3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced

2 poblano peppers, seeded and chopped

1 onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 (32-oz) carton beef broth

2 (15.5-oz) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15-oz) can tomato sauce

2 Tbsp ground cumin

2 Tbsp chili powder

2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 Tbsp ground ancho chile pepper

½ tsp salt

1 Tbsp fresh lime juice




Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add beef, in batches, and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove beef, and set aside. Add jalapeños, poblanos, onion, and garlic to pot; cook 8 minutes or until tender. Return beef to pot; stir in broth, beans, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder, cocoa, chile pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until beef is tender. Uncover, and simmer 30 minutes. Stir in lime juice.