Chipotle Chili and Cheese Topping

Chipotle Chili and Cheese Topping

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 21 min
  • Total: 31 min
  • Serving: 8 servings

Spoon this chipotle chili on your favorite hot dog or burger, or triple the recipe for a hearty main dish meal.


  • 2 slices bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 medium white onion, finely chopped, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño chile pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (8-ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup lager beer, beef broth, or water
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Place the bacon and half the onion in a skillet and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the jalapeno and garlic and cook for an additional minute before adding the ground beef.
  3. Cook the beef mixture for 5 minutes, add the seasonings, tomato sauce and beer and bring to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the mixture for 10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Serve hot sprinkled with some sharp cheddar cheese.

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