Francisco’s Heartburn Chili

It has come to Francisco’s attention that he is too old to eat chili. Everytime he stews a pot with some fresh vegetables, red beans, and irresistible (oh, so irresistible) chipotle peppers, voila! Heartburn.

Hopefully you will have better luck with this recipe, than he does. Perhaps you have superhuman capabilities in resisting spicy foods (Mimi), but either way, you can just drop the chipotle (I guess, you pansy) and eat it that way instead.


1 Orange pepper
1 Red pepper
1 Red onion
1 16 oz. can of Corn (drained)
1 16 oz. can of Red beans
1 16 oz. can of Black beans
1 7 oz. can of Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
3-4 cloves Garlic
1 32 oz. can Tomato puree
2 T. Tomato paste
1 T. Cayenne pepper
1 T. Cumin
1 t. Chili powder
1 t. coriander
Black pepper & Salt
Pasta (if you will)

Start with the corn. With oil, salt, pepper, and garlic, start to grill the corn until it’s blackened. This adds a nice, rustic color to the chili, and hey it just tastes better. Then add in both peppers and the onion. Cook down the vegetables until they reach a state that is almost tender, but could still go a little longer.


Add in both beans (with a little bit of the black bean juice) and 1/4 of the can of the chipotles (sliced) and mix well. Throw in the tomato puree, tomato paste, and all of the seasonings. Bring the chili to a boil and then let it simmer down until all of the vegetables are cooked through and soft!

This chili is best served over a type of pasta with cilantro to garnish.


Chili is one of those foods that never gets old. It can be sweat-in-your-pants spicy, or shamelessly mild. It can can a rainbow of peppers, or you can toss in the rest of the chipotle if you’re daring. Either way, chili is yours. It is a culmination of everything you like and everything that makes you feel like home.

Mimi & Francisco


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