Southwest Chili

Chili with just the right amount of spice.

  • Servings: 4
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Main Ingredient: Beef


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup green pepper (chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 15 oz. cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 16 oz. can kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. Wright's® Hickory Liquid Smoke (May substitute with Wright)
  • 1 1.25 oz. package Ortega® Chili Seasoning Mix


In a large saucepan, over medium-high heat, brown beef and cook onion and green pepper in oil until tender; pour off excess fat. Stir in remaining ingredients; heat to a boil. Cover; reduce heat. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve hot. *2 teaspoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder and ground cumin and 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper may be substituted for the chili seasoning mix.