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Grass-fed Ground Beef Chili Recipe

  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes

What’s not to love about chili? It’s comforting, flavorful, transports well, reheats well and, best of all, is easy to make!

Check out this delicious, next-level chili recipe from Spoon Fork Bacon that’s packed with tons of tasty ingredients – including New Zealand grass-fed ground beef – and finished with yummy toppings.


For the Chili:

  • 1 lb. New Zealand grass-fed ground beef (Tip: look for the Taste Pure Nature Logo)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, roasted, peeled and diced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/4 cups tomato puree
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 ear fresh corn kernels
  • 1/2 disc Mexican chocolate, chopped
  • 15 oz can pinto beans, with juices
  • 15 oz can kidney beans, with juices
  • Salt
  • Pepper

To serve:

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced into thin rings


  • 1. Place a large pot over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
  • 2. Add ground beef and brown, about 3 minutes. Season ground beef with salt and pepper, transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • 3. Add remaining vegetable oil to pot. Add onion, garlic and peppers and sauté for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 4. Pour beef back into the pot, add spices and sauté for an additional 5 minutes. Add tomato puree and tomato paste to pot and stir.
  • 5. Reduce heat to medium, add beef stock and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • 6. Pour corn, Mexican chocolate, and beans into the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for additional 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 7. Ladle chili into bowl and garnish with toppings. Serve immediately.
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