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earthy red wine chili tomato free

Earthy Red Wine Chili

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 large stalk celery diced small
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 tsp salt or to taste
  • ½ tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup dark red wine not too sweet
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • olive oil


  • brown the ground beef in cast iron skillet
  • in a soup pot heat olive oil
  • saute the veggies until onions are transparent
  • remove beef from skillet, leave in the fat
  • add red wine to the beef fat and simmer until reduced by half
  • add seasonings to the wine and mix well
  • gently whisk flour into the wine mix slowly until a thick paste is formed, you may need more or less flour
  • whisk in warm beef broth into the wine mix until paste is dissolved
  • pour the broth and wine gravy into the soup pot with the sauteed veggies
  • add the browned ground beef and beans to the pot
  • bring to a boil
  • remove from heat, you can serve it now but it’s best to let it sit for at least an hour, preferably overnight in the fridge, before reheating and serving.
Keyword corn free, soy free recipes, tomato free recipes