Chunky Chorizo Chili


El Popular Chunky Chorizo Chili with Bacon & Sweet Potatoes Recipe
El Popular Chunky Chorizo Chili with Bacon & Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Chunky Chorizo Chili

A true winner from the 2010 Chroizo Contest held at Ivy Tech - East Chicago Campus.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Keyword: Contest, Family Recipes
Author: Linda Sowell


  • 12 oz El Popular Chorizo
  • 1 lb Bacon, diced
  • 1 large Yellow onion diced
  • 2 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 15 oz can diced Tomatoes
  • 4-5 dashes Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 oz El Popular Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Red Pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1-2 medium Sweet Potatoes (med diced)
  • 1 large Green Pepper diced
  • 2 15 oz cans Black Beans drained
  • 1 8 oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Onion Powder


  • In a heavy bottom pot over medium heat, cook the ground beef, breaking it up and stirring gently until most of the beef is browned. About 6-8 minutes. Drain.
  • Add chorizo after removing casing. Continue Cooking over medium heat.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet of medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. About 6 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add sweet potatoes, onions, and bell pepper; cooking until potatoes are fork tender.
  • Next, add garlic, spices, Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes, and tomato sauce to meat mixture and stir well.
  • Add vegetables and water to meat mixture and reduce heat. Simmer 30 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add beans during the last 10 minutes to heat through.
  • Just before serving, add bacon.
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