Mole Firehouse Chili con carne

Dave Smith


I made a Firehouse Chili con carne using the sauce from my Mole Poblano Sauce recipe for our Church Chili CookOff last February got second place.

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I really liked the distinct flavor of the chocolate in this one.  The chili was really thick ... just the way I like it!

I diced the green tomatoes and added them when I added the beans and tomatoes.  I used 15 oz tomato sauce/15 oz stewed tomatoes/16oz beans.

There was no onion in the ingredients but I noticed it in the steps. I added an onion when browning the meat. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
2 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    ground beef, 80% learn
  • 2 large
    green tomatoes
  • 1 can(s)
    chili beans
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato sauce
  • 1 can(s)
    stewed tomato, cut up
  • 3 c
    mole poblano sauce recipe
  • 1 Tbsp
    hot pepper sauce

  • ·
    cooked macaroni
  • ·
  • ·
    mashed potatoes

  • 1 Tbsp
    sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • ·
    sliced green onion

How to Make Mole Firehouse Chili con carne


  1. In a 6- to 8-quart Dutch oven cook meat (add salt and pepper) until meat is brown and onion is tender; drain.
  2. Stir in undrained chili beans, tomato sauce, undrained tomatoes, and the 1 tablespoon bottled hot pepper sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Add the "Mole (Mo-lay) Poblano Sauce" (see other recipe) can be made-a-head use 1 batch Simmer, covered, cooking for 2 hours.
  3. Serve chili over hot rice, mash potato or cooked macaroni. If you like, top with sour cream, cheddar cheese, and green onions, and pass additional hot pepper sauce.

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About Mole Firehouse Chili con carne

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #beans #meat

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