Seven Pepper Chili

A hot beefy chili packed with peppers -- bell, habanero, pepperoncini, serrano, cayenne, pequin and jalapeño! Serve in a bowl topped with cheese or as a dip with corn chips.


8 servings


2 pounds beef tip
1 (18 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons diced habanero pepper
2 pepperoncini, diced
1 tablespoon diced serrano pepper
1 tablespoon diced fresh cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon diced pequin chile pepper
2 tablespoons diced jalapeño chile pepper
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 pounds ground beef
1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained


Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate. Brush beef tip with barbeque sauce and grill 5 to 8 minutes on a side, or to desired doneness, brushing frequently with sauce. Set aside.

In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion and bell, habanero, pepperoncini, serrano, cayenne, pequin and jalapeño peppers until onion is translucent. Stir in cumin, paprika, oregano and chili powder and cook until fragrant. Stir in ground beef and cook until brown. Drain.

Stir in tomato sauce, any remaining barbecue sauce and beans. Cut grilled tip steak into bite sized pieces and stir into chili as well. Continue to cook until thickened and flavors have blended and mixture is thoroughly heated. Thin with water if desired.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 701, Total Fat: 26.6 g, Cholesterol: 174 mg, Sodium: 1055 mg, Total Carbs: 55.1 g (Dietary Fiber: 11.1 g), Protein: 59.8 g

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