Spicy Beef Chili with Peanut Butter

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I like to buy quality meat and stretch it with produce. This chili has more than enough meat for our family but if you’d like you can increase the meat by 50 percent. Make the heat of this stew perfect for your palate by using more or less chili powder. I know the recipe says that chips are optional but I personally find them necessary! My favorite part of this thick chili is dipping a salty tortilla chip into it. If you like lots of heat, try The Heat is On peanut butter instead of Old Fashioned Smooth.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours and 20 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings

Spicy Beef Chili with Peanut Butter


Spicy Beef Chili with Peanut Butter Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 medium onions, diced
6 cloves of garlic, grated on a micro-plane or finely minced
1 pound of lean beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups beef stock
2 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
2 1/2 teaspoon coriander
1 1/2 teaspoon basil
1 1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14.5-ounce) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup Old Fashioned Smooth peanut butter
Cilantro, optional
Lime wedges optional
Tortilla chips, optional


1. Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté for 5-8 minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for another minute, until fragrant.

2. Add the beef and sea salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown on all sides. Add the beef stock, cover, and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until the beef is tender.

Spicy Beef Chili with Peanut Butter

3. Stir in honey, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, coriander, basil, oregano, ground pepper, tomatoes, and pinto beans. Heat through.

Spicy Beef Chili with Peanut Butter  Added Vegetable and beans

4. Ladle approximately 2 cups of the chili broth into a large measuring cup or bowl. Add Old Fashioned Smooth peanut butter and whisk until combined. Add peanut butter mixture back to the chili pot and stir to combine.

Spicy Beef Chili with Peanut Butter  Whisk in Peanut Butter

5. Serve hot with cilantro, lime wedges, and tortilla chips if desired.

Spicy Beef Chili with Peanut Butter  Serve Hot

Spicy Beef Chili Ingredients Simmered Beef Added Vegetable and beans Whisk in Peanut Butter Serve Hot


In this recipe Amy adds a peanut butter twist to the traditional Chili recipe. Which other ways can you use peanut butter in a spicy recipe?

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Tags: Beef dairy-free Dinner Gluten-free Lunch Old Fashioned Smooth Peanut butter Spicy Uncategorized

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