Chili pepper is one of the most popular spices out there. It is also one of the healthiest - it contains up to 7 times more Vitamin C than orange! This spice is also a good source of Vitamins A and E and is known for numerous health benefits such as relieving muscle and joint pains as well as improving digestion.

So if you're in for an appetizing dinner, here are some delicious chili dinner recipes you must try:

Chili and Chicken Stew

What you need:

2 cups cooked ad cubed chicken meat
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups cream of chicken soup
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. chili powder
Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper and sauté until tender about 5 minutes. Stir in cooked chicken, chicken broth, soup and chili powder. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Throw in mixed vegetables and tomatoes and simmer for another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. When vegetables are cooked through, remove from heat. Serve warm.

Chili Orange Beef Stir-Fry

What you need:

1/2 kg. round beef steak, cut into thin strips
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup beef broth
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup orange peel, sliced into slivers
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sherry
2 tbsps. vegetable oil
2 tbsps. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
Mix together beef broth, orange marmalade, soy sauce, sherry, cornstarch and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl. Stir until all ingredients are well-blended. Set aside. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add beef strips and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes or until browned. Add garlic, orange peel and ginger and cook for 1 minute more. Pour red pepper mixture over the beef and bring to boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

The Ultimate Chili Casserole

What you need:

3/4 kg. ground beef
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 red chili peppers, minced
1 3/4 cups chili beans
1 3/4 cups corn kernels
1 3/4 cups diced tomatoes
1 cup egg noodles, cooked
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup taco sauce
2 tbsps. olive oil
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and onions and sauté for 8-10 minutes or until beef is browned and onions are tender. Drain fat then stir in celery, chili peppers, chili beans, corn, tomatoes and taco sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Place cooked egg noodles in a large baking dish. Pour the beef mixture over the noodles and toss to coat. Top with cheese before baking in a pre-heated oven (175 degrees Celsius) until cheese is melted completely, about 20 minutes.

With these quick and easy chili pepper recipes, you're sure to have a satisfying hot and spicy dinner tonight!



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