Chipotle Beef Chili

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours


10 servings (about 3 quarts)

Updated: Sep. 27, 2023
I love spicy food, so I think this chili really hits the spot. If you are sensitive to chile peppers, start out with one or two chipotles and go up from there. —Steven Schend, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Chipotle Beef Chili Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 pounds beef flank steak, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 to 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 cans (15 ounces each) tomato puree
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • Optional toppings: Cotija cheese, sliced jalapeno peppers and sliced radishes


  1. In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 9 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 6-8 hours. Stir in cilantro. Serve with toppings as desired.

Can you freeze Chipotle Beef Chili?

Freeze cooled chili in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add broth or water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 230 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 668mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.