This easy and healthy ONE POT Beef and Chorizo Chili is made with four different kinds of beans and homemade chorizo. Recipe for fresh chorizo is included!
A homemade fresh chorizo recipe for the beef and chorizo chili!
It's almost too much to handle but I'm going to try by making this beef and chorizo chili featuring some of my homemade fresh Mexican chorizo.
The chorizo is so easy to put together and adds an extra level of flavor to the chili. It's also pretty darn good in chorizo tacos too!
Speaking of easy, there's nothing more simple and satisfying than cooking up a big ol' pot of chili.
Basically, it consists of browning some meat, then throwing a bunch of veggies, seasonings, and broth in the pot, and finally simmering it for just about 30 minutes or so.
Chili is one of the best one pot recipes around
One pot meals are my favorite recipes to cook. It's so simple to make everything in the same pot and cleanup is a breeze.
I made this beef and ground chorizo chili with four different kinds of beans. I couldn't decide which of my favorite beans to use, so I just used them all!
If you prefer one kind of bean over the next, feel free to use more of it and less of another kind.
Chili is the perfect party food to feed a large crowd and can be made a day or two ahead of time.
Plus, there's always enough leftovers to eat for lunch through the week or freeze them for later. #winwin
This chorizo chili is fantastic on it's own or topped with lots of accompaniments.
Shredded sharp cheese, diced avocados, and lots of fresh pico de gallo are my go-to toppings.
Meat chili vs meatless chili
This chili is definitely a meat lover's chili. If vegetarian chili is more your thing, check out my recipe for a vegetarian chili frito pie.
It's a recipe slightly adapted from the cookbook, Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day.
The chili is quick, delicious, and 100% veggie!
Hope you give this Beef and Chorizo Chili recipe a try and please let me know in the comments below how you liked it. PIN it for later too!
Beef and Chorizo Chili
- 1 ¼ pound ground beef
- ½ pound fresh chorizo
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
- 3 whole fresh garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (15 ounce) can of diced tomatoes
- 3 cups beef broth, homemade or store bought
- 6 ounces tomato sauce
- 3 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can of small red beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can of pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- Optional accompaniments: pico de gallo,
- freshly shredded cheese, diced avocados, pico de gallo, sour cream, tortilla chips, crackers, fresh chopped cilantro, minced jalapenos
- Place a large dutch oven over medium high heat and brown the ground beef and chorizo. *Can drain excess fat from pan after browning meats, if necessary.
- Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the meat mixture and cook for about 5 minutes, or until veggies are just cooked through. Add all of the remaining ingredients, stir well, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until chili has thicken and all flavors are combined, about 30-35 minutes.
- Serve with any of the optional accompaniments (and extra pico de gallo)
Recipe Notes & Tips:
- Store leftovers in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or the freezer for up to 4 months.
I added only half of the beans to cut down the carbs some. This was absolutely delicious. A keeper. I will definitely make a double batch next time.
Very good chili. I only had chorizo in a tube from the store in a plastic tube lol it read Charlize so I used it. No complaints from 3 old grouchy old 80 yr young guys and when at least one of them don’t complain IT’S A WINNER thanks for the recipe. Ps I did add a small peice of dark chocolate and small amount of cinnaamin
Easy to make and tastes delicious!
I won a chili cook off with this recipe, I added a few of my own ingredients but still stayed close to the original recipe. Thanks so much!!
Congrats Tracy and this makes me so happy!
This was delicious. I did not have kidney beans so I added a can of hominy. Also used Rotel As I had no tomatoes. Best chili ever! Thank you.
excellent chill. I substituted one of the beans for corn niblets and it was fantastic.
Loved the recipe. I added a teaspoon and a half of cacao powder and about 3/4 tsp cinnamon. My favorite chili so far! Thank you
Made it exactly except subbed red kidney beans for red beans. It was delicious. Added some of the suggested toppings, pico, avocado, fresh jalapeños, and I added chopped raw red onion and a few tortilla chips. Very delicious. The Mexican chorizo added a lot of flavor.
Made this for 2021 Final Four watching. Chili is even better than Suggs last-second basket for Gonzaga's win over a very feisty UCLA! This is now our go-to chili. Thanks.
This is the BEST comment I've ever had on a post since I've had this blog! lol! Great game and that was such an unbelievable shot too! Beyond overjoyed that you all liked the chili and thank you for your awesome review 😉
I tried this chili recipe, very reluctantly and loved it!! I'm not a chili fan. I never make chili. Ever. But my husband loves it, so I told him I would look for a recipe that I may like. Well I saw your recipe that included chorizo and I was intrigued! So I tried it and now chili will be a staple to our cold season menu. Who knew adding chorizo in chili could make chili could make it fantastic. I love chorizo in eggs.
Anyway, thank you so much!
Thanks for trying my recipe Victoria! It's so awesome to hear how much you both enjoyed the chili and it makes me super happy! I love chorizo in eggs too and it's also really good cooked with fried potatoes. It's so good with everything!
My first time making Chili using Chorizo and I like the way the taste and flavors came out.
How can I make this in a instant pot? I love making it one of our favorite chili's, but dont know how I can make it in instant pot.
I haven't tried making this in an Instant Pot yet, but this is how you might want to do it: turn the IP on saute and brown the meats, then saute the veggies, add the remaining ingredients and boil, put the lid on and seal it up. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. 5 minutes should be enough, since beans are already cooked, but may have to extend cooking by 3-5 minutes more if not tender enough. The IP might produce more liquid than on the stove top, so turn on saute again to boil out some of the liquid or make a cornstarch slurry (mix together 1-2 tablespoon(s) cornstarch and a little water to make a thin mixture) and add to the chili while stirring. Good luck and, if you try this, please let me know how it turns for you!
We love this chili! It has so much flavor and it's hearty. My husband has asked for it repeatedly.
Thank you for a great new chili recipe - my husband and I really enjoyed it! Almost can't wait to have more tomorrow!! Chorizo is way better than just pork sausage.
Welcome Step and thanks so much for reviewing it! Agree that chorizo is way better and yay to more chili tomorrow!
I made this using fire roasted tomatoes and Johnsonville brand fresh (raw) chorizo. Really had a great depth of flavor. Loved the variety of beans. I am adding this to my small collection of favorite chili recipes that I'll definitely repeat. Thanks for sharing!
Oh, I forgot to clarify that I put everything in a crockpot and cooked it on low for 10 hours.
My family and friends absolutely loved this, and I love how easy it is. I only had a pound bag of dried pinto beans om hand, so I threw them in dry with 10 cups of water. I also was short on tomato sauce, so I just put in a can of paste. I threw in the hamburger and chorizo raw, then crumbled them after they were mostly cooked. It was awesome! Oh, I used storebought chorizo and we liked it just fine. Super easy and tasty. I'm going to make it again for the weekend.
I'm personally vegan, but my husband loves this recipe! Super easy to follow and I can't even taste test. My husband has requested it now a second time and I don't mind making it, being everything just goes into one pot. I tend to add extra sauce but everything else is spot on.
Aren't one pot recipes the best??!! Thank you Ciarra for taking the time to review and so happy your husband likes the recipe! I have a vegetarian/vegan chili recipe on my site too that you should try for yourself. Here it is: https://www.tastyeverafter.com/vegetarian-chili-frito-pie/ and it's super easy to make!
This is one chili recipe I keep going back to. I like to customize it by using whatever beans I have on hand and it's delicious every time. Thanks for the great recipe.
I don't write reviews on anything but had to tell you how much we love this chili. I've made it about 20 times now both on the stove and in the crock pot for parties. Everyone loves the pico de gallo topping.
This has made my day Deannna and soooo happy everyone loves it!
Excellent chili recipe and even better the next day!
Thought the flavor was outstanding and we had no leftovers. Hubs and kids asked me to make a double batch next time.
Never thought about adding chorizo to my chili. So yummy! Served with tortilla chips and a salad and it was the best dinner this week!!
The homemade chorizo makes this chili!!!! I was going to use store bought sausage but used your recipe instead and glad I did. it was great!! Eating the leftovers tonight and can't wait! lol
Hi Stephanie, I'm happy you made the chorizo and yay to leftovers! LOL!
This chili is amazing. Couldn't find all four different kinds of beans here but it was delicious. Thank you for sharing, Karrie
Feel free to use whatever beans are your favorite 🙂 Thank you for your review and so glad you liked the recipe!
Family said it was the best chili recipe I've ever made! Thank you for sharing this!
I'm picky about my chili and usually don't care for a lot of beans. Saw this recipe and was intrigued by the chorizo sausage so made it for Cinco de Mayo. I gotta say, I LOVED it! Spice level was perfect and had leftovers in a breakfast burrito the next day.