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Chipotle Chorizo White Bean Chili

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Oct 22, 2018

Chipotle Chorizo White Bean Chili
  1. PREP
  2. 05 m
  • COOK
  • 25 m
  • 30 m

Chorizo is typically a heavy, fatty sausage, so I've decreased the oil content of this chili to compensate. The heat of chipotle, or smoked jalapeno, is fairly intense. If half a teaspoon seems like too much, reduce to your taste; I've added a good bit of it because the spiciness helps speed up your metabolism to counteract the fat in the chorizo. Conversely, if the chipotle powder doesn't seem like enough heat, you could use an entire chipotle pepper in adobo sauce.



  • 1 1/2 lb Fresh Chorizo
  • 2 serving Vidalia Sweet Onion
  • 16 oz Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 cups Cannelini Beans
  • 1 cup Stock, Chicken
  • 2 oz Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 tsp Ground Ancho Chile
  • 2 tsp Oregano, Dried
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder


1 Notes:
  Use loose chorizo sausage, not links
  Use cooked cannelini or other white beans
  Use jarred tomato paste
  You can use chicken or beef stock
  Use Mexican oregano, if available
2 Heat pot over med-high heat and add oil
3 Saute onions until golden, 5-10 minutes
4 Add chorizo, oregano, and chipotle; break up chorizo as it cooks for 5 minutes
5 Add all remaining ingredients; bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook until tomato sauce has darkened, about 10 minutes