Main Dish Recipes, Recipes, The Winemaker’s Kitchen

LaBelle Winery’s Award Winning Chili

by Amy LaBelle

Jan 06, 2023


1 tbsp olive oil
2 large red onions, chopped
3 tbsp chopped jalapeño peppers with seeds
6 garlic cloves, chopped
2 ½ lbs ground beef (10% fat)
1 tbsp flour, preferably Wondra
¼ cup chili powder
2 tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 can diced tomatoes, in juice
1 cup LaBelle Winery Jalapeño Pepper Cooking Wine
2 15-oz cans kidney beans, drained
1 14-oz can beef broth
Optional: Sour cream, Grated cheddar cheese, Chopped green onions, Chopped fresh cilantro


Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions; sauté until brown. Add jalapeños and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add beef; sauté until brown, breaking up as it cooks, about 5 minutes. Add flour, chili powder, cumin, salt and paprika, then mix in tomatoes with juice, LaBelle Jalapeño Pepper Cooking Wine, beans, and broth; bring to boil.

Reduce heat and simmer until chili thickens, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes. Can be made ahead, keep refrigerated. Serve with toppings like sour cream, grated cheese, green onions, and cilantro. Makes 6 servings.

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