Dragon’s Breath Chili

Embark on a culinary adventure with Dragon’s Breath Chili, a dish that promises to ignite your palate with its fiery flavors. This recipe, blending heat and heartiness, is perfect for those who dare to explore the spicy side of life. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned cook, this chili is sure to become a fiery favorite in your kitchen.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Serving Size

  • Serves 6 people


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1 can (15 oz) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro and shredded cheddar cheese for garnish


  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, garlic, and red bell pepper. Cook until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Brown the Beef: Increase the heat to medium-high and add the ground beef to the pot. Cook, breaking it apart with a spoon, until the beef is browned and no longer pink, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add Flavor: Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, beef broth, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  4. Simmer: Reduce the heat to low and let the chili simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour and 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add Beans: Add the kidney beans to the pot and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve: Garnish with fresh cilantro and shredded cheddar cheese. Serve hot.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

Calories450 kcal
Protein30 g
Carbohydrates25 g
Fat25 g
Saturated Fat9 g
Cholesterol80 mg
Fiber6 g
Sugar5 g
Sodium700 mg

Enjoy the vibrant, spicy flavors of Dragon’s Breath Chili, a dish that’s as exciting to cook as it is to eat. Perfect for chilly evenings or as a bold party dish!