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Red Pepper Chili

Nutty Chili

  • Author: Joanie Simon
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x


A classic red chili with beef.


  • 16 ounces beef stew meat chopped
  • 16 ounces ground beef
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1/4 tsp Lawry’s seasoned salt
  • 1 T paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 T chile powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 7 ounces canned diced green chiles
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Start by browning 16 ounces of chopped stew beef and 16 ounces ground beef. It’s easiest to do this in batches. Once browned, drain the fat and set aside.
  2. Next, add 1 Tbs oil to a large pot over medium high heat and add in 1 red pepper, 1 green pepper and 1/2 a red onion, all diced. Sauté until softened, then add in 1/4 tsp Lawry’s seasoned salt, 1 T paprika, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 T chile powder, 1 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp ground coriander, 1/4 tsp ground black pepper and 1 tsp ground cumin. Mix the veggies and the spices together until combined. Turn down the heat to medium low and cover the pot, letting the spices seep into the veggies for 5 minutes.
  3. Then, add in 1/4 cup of peanut butter, 28 ounces crushed tomatoes, 7 ounces diced green chiles, 6 ounces tomato paste, 3 cups of water and 1 tsp of salt. Stir to mix, then crank up the heat to medium high and replace the lid until the soup comes to a slow boil.Let it sit at least an hour, simmering away, letting the flavors intensify and the beef soften. Certainly feel free to leave this simmering all day, though. I left mine for 8 hours on this rendition and by dinner time, it was complex, dark and the beef was fork tender.
  4. Be sure to add salt as it’s needed throughout the cooking process. Be sure to taste it and if it needs extra salt, please add!
  5. Serve this up with your preferred regional variation of chili toppings. Some folks sour cream, others oyster crackers. I love shredded cheddar.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: soup
  • Cuisine: American