Smokey Beef & Poblano Chili

"This is out of the October 2016 Cooking Light says to cook the beef in batches to ensure quick, even browning. No need to chop or blend the tomatoes simply squeeze them right over the pan gently break them apart. The hubby said he need some I just heated up a can of pinto beans for him...Serving size is about 1 1/2 cups..."

Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (483.6 g)
  • Calories 862.4
  • Total Fat - 54.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 100.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1945.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 50 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 13.4 g
  • Sugars - 4.7 g
  • Protein - 40.8 g
  • Calcium - 338.9 mg
  • Iron - 10.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Heat a large Dutch oven over high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 1 1/4 pounds beef to pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Place cooked beef in a bowl. Repeat procedure with cooking spray and remaining 1 1/4 pounds beef. Remove beef to bowl.

Step 2

Add onion, poblano pepper, and garlic to pan cook 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Return beef to pan. Stir in chili powder, chipotle chile powder, and cumin cook 1 minute. Add tomato paste and beer, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 2 minutes. Add 3 1/2 cups beef stock to pan; bring to a boil.

Step 3

Combine remaining 1/2 cup beef stock and flour in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to pan, stirring constantly with a whisk. Sir in oregano, salt, and tomatoes; bring to a boil Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pan form heat. Serve chili topped evenly with diced avocado, sliced fresh chiles, if desired, and cilantro sprigs.

Tips & Variations

  • Cooking spray



Oh wow - this was GREAT! I made about 1/3 the amount and did add some pinto beans - my hubby has the same feeling as yours about beans in chili! I used chile powder that we brought back from Hatch, NM. The guy told us that even though it was labeled "hot" it was really medium. Well, it was hot and I am a wimp, but it did add a lovely burn to the chili! I've never thickened chili with flour before and it worked out well plus it was easy. Smashing the tomatoes by hand was fun! No more lonely chili!

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(18 Apr 2021)