Lean Ground Beef Chili

Lean Ground Beef Chili
This chili has lots of spice! If you prefer a milder chili, leave out the chipotle peppers, or add a dollop of sour cream to each serving.


2 lbs lean ground beef
2 Tbs Nashville Spice Company Ancho Chile Powder
1 Tbs Nashville Spice Company Coriander Seeds
1 Tbs Nashville Spice Company Cumin Seeds
1 Tbs Nashville Spice Company Smoked Sweet Paprika
1 Tbs Nashville Spice Company Mexican Oregano
1/2 tsp Nashville Spice Company Ceylon Cinnamon
2 small white onions, diced
6 garlic cloves, chopped
3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
1 teaspoon honey or Nashville Spice Company Granulated Honey
2 Tbs tomato paste
1-28 oz can of crushed tomatoes, no salt added
2-16 oz cans kidney beans
shredded Cheddar cheese
and sour cream for garnish


  1. Toast coriander and cumin seeds 30–60 seconds in a dry skillet over medium heat. Add remaining ground spices, heat just they start to smell. Remove from heat, grind with mortar pestle or coffee grinder and set aside.
  2. Brown ground beef, onions and garlic until cooked through, add spice mixture, chipotle peppers, tomato paste and honey, combining thoroughly.
  3. Transfer to slow cooker and add tomatoes. (Drain tomatoes for thicker chili, reserving liquid to thin chili during cooking.) Cook on low 5-6 hours, the longer it cooks, the better the flavor.
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