Fiesta Chili-Lime Con Carne

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Stove Top


4 Tbsp olive oil
1 small red belll pepper, finely diced
1 small yellow bell pepper, finely diced
1 small sweet onion, finely chopped
2 1/2 lb lean ground beef
4 Tbsp taco seasoning from 1.25 oz package
3 Tbsp chili powder
1 clove of garlic, finely minced
32 oz tomato sauce
3 oz tomato paste
1 can(s) zesty chili style diced tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 Tbsp dried cilantro flakes
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
2 can(s) (15 ounce each) mild chili beans, drained
2 tsp chile’n lime hot sauce
3 Tbsp flour
3 Tbsp corn meal
1 c water
0 garnish:
3 Tbsp fresh cilantro
1 c shredded mexican cheese
0 sour cream, if desired
0 tortilla chips for dipping
0 salsa, if desired

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Jeanette Nelson Recipe
Lightly Salted
Sophia, WV (pop. 1,344)
Member Since Oct 2010
Jeanette's notes for this recipe:
This hearty fiesta chili has just the right level of spice. One bite and you will see why it's the best chili for any sporty snack showdown!
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With a bit of a bite, this super flavorful chili is a perfect all-around gameday treat. We substituted Frank's hot sauce and the juice of one large lime in place of the chile’n lime hot sauce. It turned out great, but we would recommend using the sauce called for in the recipe if your grocery carries it.


Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and sweet onion, until softened. Add the ground beef , two tablespoons taco seasoning, 1 tablespoon chili powder, garlic, and cook until browned.
Stir in tomato sauce, tomato paste, and zesty chili style diced tomatoes. Season with remaining taco sauce, remaining chili powder, paprika, cilantro flakes. Stir in salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low. Cover, and simmer for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in chili beans, and chile lime hot pepper sauce. Continue to simmer for an additional 30 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, corn meal, and water until smooth. Stir into chili, and cook for a further 10 minutes, or until chili has thickened up. Garnish with fresh cilantro, Mexican cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream, salsa, etc. The possibilities are endless! Serves:8, prep time: 30 minutes, cooking time: 2 hours

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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Jan 18, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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user deb baldwin messinthekitchen - Jan 18, 2012
Jeanette, Congratulations on your blue ribbon!
user Jeanette Nelson nelsonjs2 - Jan 20, 2012
Thanks Deb!
user Sher Bird Litehouse9 - Jan 24, 2012
Congrats on the blue ribbon..... chili sounds wonderful. Love the ingredients like Smoked Paprika, Chili-Lime Hot sauce, and Dried Cilantro flakes... I will have to try this.. Maybe for Super Bowl weekend!

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