Jalapeno Chili

Fresh jalapenos give heat and flavor to this simple chili that comes together in 30 minutes or less.

Remember this? I teased you with the picture a few days ago. We enjoyed it for dinner last week. It was actually one of stellar evenings where I didn’t really know what I was doing and this beautiful creation resulted.

Typically, I add spice to chili via chili powder, but this time I used fresh jalapenos. Later I was so surprised at the kick of heat present in the chili. Yeah! Jalapenos are, obviously, a hot chili, but I had no idea that the flavor of the fresh pepper would permeate the dish so well.

Use whatever meat you like. I used leftover pork, but you could use beef, chicken, or turkey. Or just go without. The toppings really make this an eye-catching dish.

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  1. I just had to let you know how much our family enjoyed this chili!!! One of our sons is a bean hater and he LOVED it. It will definitely be eaten at our house again 🙂

  2. I made this chili tonight and it was SO delicious! Instead of chicken or meat, I just added a little extra beans and it was just as good. Thank you so much for sharing it! It’s printed and found a permanent place in my recipe book. 🙂

  3. Wow…I came across this website by searching for a Rapunzel birthday cake. I plan on using your Rapunzel recipe for my daughter’s fourth birthday! But, today I was looking over your website at the weekly meal planning and I am excited to try it because I am horrible at meal planning and making grocery list. I have always wanted to somehow get my act together to be more organized in this area. I’m tired of deciding at the last minute about what to make for dinner. So, thanks for providing your great ideas and I look forward to trying to be more organized in this area!

  4. As someone who has never been a great cook, chili has always been one that my family loved (even before this recipe). However, I have tried a few food delivery places and have vastly improved my cooking skills via their recipes, ingredients, and merely seeing things that this Alabama southern Belle, simply hasn’t been exposed to. The delivery sites get somewhat expensive and I appreciate the stepping stone they have made in my cooking improvements. I started looking for cheaper ways to still feed my family with the same quality. I just want to say thanks for this recipe. My family said it is a new favorite and really enjoyed the freshness the toppings gave that traditional chili was lacking. I never thought to combine so many flavors. Hope to try more of your recipes soon!

    • Wow, Misty! This made my day! I’m so glad to hear this. High praise, indeed. Please let me know how I can help you specifically. I’m happy to help. And there are tons of resources here and on my other blog, Life as MOM to help you.


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