Do you know what's better than a bowl of chili? Smoked Chili! This easy Smoked Chili Recipe is hearty and chock full of flavor with just enough smoky twist to make it unforgettable! It'll warm you up on those cold winter days and satisfy your hunger any time of year - especially game days. Top off your bowl full of deliciousness by adding anything from avocado slices to shredded cheese.
Disposable aluminum pan or large cast iron skillet
1½poundslean ground beef
2cansdiced tomatoes, with liquid796 mL, 28 oz
1can red kidney beans540 mL, rinsed and drained
1canromano beans540 mL, rinsed and drained
1canblack beans398 mL, rinsed and drained
1canchickpeas (garbonzo beans)393 mL, rinsed and drained
1cancorn341 mL (12 oz)
1cantomato sauceoptional, 398 mL
1can tomato pasteoptional, 156 mL
Cook ground beef in olive oil in a large pot over medium heat with onion and garlic until the meat is browned. Drain off any excess fat.
Add the spices, tomates, beans, and corn to the meat mixture. Mix well. Cook for 5-10 minutes longer, until heated through.
Preheat the pellet grill to 225 degrees F.
Spread the chili evenly in a cast iron pot or disposable aluminum pan that will fit the smoker grill grate. Smoke for at least 1 hour, and up to an additional hour for a total of 2 hours, depending on how strong you like the smoke flavor.
Serve immediately with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
Nutritional information is approximate and is meant as a guideline only.Storage:Fridge: You can store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container, where it will keep for 3-4 days.Freezer: You can freeze it in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 monthsTop Tips:
Use a disposable aluminum pan to make cleanup a breeze.
Place the aluminum pan on a baking sheet and use that to carry the chili outside to the pellet smoker.
When smoking food, make sure that the smoker is up to temperature before adding the food.
Be sure to stir chili frequently while smoking, so that the flavor is distributed evenly throughout the whole dish.
Use smoked paprika for even better flavor.
This recipe will produce enough chili for 6 people but can be easily doubled or tripled if you are feeding more.