Beef and
Chorizo Chili

Cook Time:  30 to 60 Minutes  |  Servings:  4 to 6

Beef and Chorizo Chili

ingredients:

ingredients:

  • 1 pound Star Ranch Angus® Ground Beef (95% lean)
  • 7 to 8 oz beef chorizo
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped white onions
  • 2 to 4 medium serrano peppers, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ground ancho chili powder or regular chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons masa harina or cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon dried Mexican or regular oregano leaves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans (15 to 16 oz each) garbanzo beans or pinto beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • Hot cooked rice (optional)

Toppings: Sliced radishes, crumbled queso fresco, dairy sour cream, sliced green onions, Creamy Avocado Dressing (recipe follows) (optional)

Instructions:

Instructions:

  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef, chorizo, onions and peppers; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings. Return beef to skillet.
  2. Add chili powder, masa harina, oregano and salt; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in beans and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  3. Serve over rice with toppings, if desired.
     
    Creamy Avocado Dressing: Cut 1 medium ripe avocado into chunks. Place avocado, 3/4 cup water, 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, 1 peeled garlic clove and 1/2 teaspoon salt in blender container. Cover; process until smooth.  (May be prepared up to 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
     

Recipe and photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.


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Ground Beef

Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness. 
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