When fall hits, you might think of bringing something better to warm up the evenings. Chili could be out of the question regarding a weeknight meal, but our spicy fall chili recipe will change the norm!

This dish is hearty and healthy and rewards you with the perfect spiciness to satisfy your senses. You will require only the basic pantry staples which come together in under one hour. So, without further explanation, let us take you to the recipe.

The Ultimate Spicy Fall Chili Recipe

Taking you beyond a regular recipe, our version of this spicy fall chili will be something that will lead to an obsession! Your whole family will love the treat and it becomes the perfect supper when accompanied by a plate of fresh cornbread!

Spicy Fall Chili Recipe

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Recipe by SpiceRally


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  • Spices & Herbs
  • 2 cloves 2 Garlic (minced)

  • 1 1 Jalapeno (seeds and membranes removed, finely chopped)

  • 3 tbsp 3 Chili powder

  • 2 tsp 2 Cumin (ground)

  • 1 tsp 1 Coriander (ground)

  • 1 tsp 1 Oregano (dried)

  • 1 tsp 1 Black pepper (ground)

  • 1 tsp 1 Smoked paprika

  • 1 tsp 1 Cayenne pepper powder

  • 2 2 Bay leaves

  • Other Ingredients
  • 12 oz 12 Ground Beef

  • 2 cups 2 Beef broth

  • 1 can 1 Red kidney beans

  • 1 can 1 Black beans (rinsed and drained)

  • 2 cans 2 Diced Tomatoes (undrained)

  • 1 can 1 Tomato sauce

  • 1 1 Large Onion (chopped)

  • 1 1 Green bell pepper (diced)

  • 1 tbsp 1 Olive oil

  • 1 tsp 1 Sugar

  • 1 tsp 1 Kosher salt (to taste)

  • For Serving
  • Sour cream

  • Fried onion

  • Sharp cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (grated)

  • Cornbread



  • First, heat oil in a Dutch oven (medium heat).
  • Add the ground beef once the oil is heated, and cook until brown, breaking the lumps with the spoon. This will take about 5 minutes.
  • Next, add the garlic, saute for a few seconds, and add the chopped onions.
  • Let the onions saute for a few more seconds and follow up with the chopped bell pepper and jalapeno.
  • Mix everything and add the chili powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, dried oregano, smoked paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, sugar, and bay leaves. Cook, stirring for about one minute.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, red kidney beans, black beans and stir them in.
  • Combine everything, simmer it to a boil, and add the beef broth.
  • Bring your chili to a boil again, lower the heat, cover, and let it cook generously for about 30 more minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally until the flavors combine.
  • After 30 minutes, open the lid and do your taste check. You can adjust the seasonings at this stage.
  • Next, transfer the chili to serving bowls, and top with fried onions, a dollop of sour cream, and as much grated cheese as you like. Serve warm with cornbread.

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Tips and Suggestions by SpiceRally

  • Use ground chicken, turkey, pork, Italian sausages, or whatever you prefer in your chili recipe.
  • We simmered our chili for only 30 minutes. But, if you have time, let your chili simmer over low heat for about 45 minutes. This will allow the flavors to meld perfectly making the dish more flavorful.
  • Adjust the amounts accordingly, if you don’t like the robust flavor of ground cumin and coriander.
  • Use regular paprika instead of smoked paprika if that is what you have.
  • You can try some crushed nachos for extra crunch and diced avocados as toppings if you like to have more richness in this dish.
  • Pro tip- Use about a dash of Chili Seasoning to make this chili recipe more spicy and full-bodied. Chili Seasoning Recipe
  • Storing leftover chili- The best way to store leftover chili is by putting them in an air-tight container. This way, your chili could stand in good quality for up to four days. Reheat on the stove with some beef broth or put it in the microwave before serving.

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How Can I Transform This Recipe Into A Vegan/Vegetarian Version?

You can use similar ingredients and make a perfect vegan/vegetarian-friendly recipe. You may skip the meat and use vegetables and crumbled tofu instead. You’ll have to use vegetable stock instead of beef broth. If you’re vegan, you may choose the toppings accordingly. You can use vegetables such as beans (red kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans), Bell peppers, Sweet potatoes, Potatoes, Carrots, Squash, Pumpkin and Celery for a vegetarian chili recipe.

Is This Chili Recipe Gluten-free?

The base ingredients used in this recipe are naturally gluten-free. But store-bought beef broth may contain traces of gluten. So, if you need this recipe to be completely gluten-free, you may use homemade beef broth.

Can Keto Dieters Include Our Spicy Fall Chili Recipe In Their Diet?

This chili recipe is comparatively high in carbs since we have used a large amount of beans. Therefore, this might not be very favorable for strict keto dieters.

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