Ghoulishly Good Chili

Espresso Balsamic Vinegar
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Cooking Time: 2 Hr    Servings: 10-15

Enjoy the warmth and spice from this irresistible chili.

Products needed:


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Scene Harissa Olive Oil, divided

  • 2 lb ground chuck

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 3 medium carrots, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, diced

  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 celery stalks, chopped

  • 28 oz can diced or chopped tomatoes 

  • 28 oz can kidney, cannellini, or black beans, or a combination

  • 1 can corn

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 2 teaspoons sea salt (or omit the herbs and add 2 teaspoons seasoned herb salt- like our Seasonello)

  • ¼ cup The Olive Scene Espresso Balsamic Vinegar

  • grated white and yellow cheddar cheese, or taco cheese (optional)


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot.

  2. Add meat and sauté until brown.

  3. Remove from pot with slotted spoon.

  4. Drain grease.

  5. Heat another tablespoon oil.

  6. Add onions, celery, carrots, bell pepper and garlic; sauté until onions are translucent, and vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.

  7. Add tomatoes, beans, corn, herbs, salt and balsamic vinegar.

  8. Bring to a boil. Cover, lower heat, and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

  9. Serve with grated cheese if desired, crusty bread or crackers.