Spicy Chorizo Chili

Chili is the perfect comfort food and with the addition of extra veggies and chorizo, it's your favourite classic with a spicy kick!


Seriously who doesn't love chili! it’s one of those meals that is such a classic, and so versatile. Vegetarian, meat filled, basically it’s a meal you can make work for any crowd.

My only issue with chili is that often it’s not a very veggie-forward meal, but the great thing is that you can sneak veggies into it without most people even noticing. This recipe has peppers, corn and zucchini but you could add in grated carrots, mushrooms or even spinach. Anything you and your family love throw it in, the flavours are strong enough on there own that adding extra veggies in isn't going to compromise how delicious it is.

I also really love the extra spice with the addition of chorizo but if spice isn't your thing feel free to leave it out. You can also sub the beef for chicken or turkey to switch it up.

What I love most about cooking these kinds of meals is that you can customize it to your liking and make it what your family will love!


prep time 15 minutes

cook time 2 hours 30 minutes

total time 2 hours 45 minutes

servings 6


1 onion

1 tsp olive oil

3 cloves of garlic

1 jalapeno

1 yellow pepper

1 zucchini

1 lb ground beef

1 lb chorizo

2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cayanne

2 tbsp cumin

1 cup of water

1 - 28 oz can diced tomatoes

1 - 15 oz can tomato sauce

1 - 15 oz can black beans

1 - 15 oz can kidney beans

1 - 15 oz can of corn

sour cream and shredded cheese (optional)


In a large pot add chopped onions and sauté until translucent. Add in chopped garlic and cook 2 minutes then add ground beef and chorizo. Saute until meat is fully cooked and no pink is remaining. Drain any excess grease than return to heat.

Add in finely diced jalapeno, chopped yellow pepper and zucchini. Saute until veggies are tender. Add in all remaining ingredients and spices except the corn and simmer for 1 -2 hours. With 10 minutes remaining add in corn and allow for it to heat through. Top with sour cream and shredded cheese.