CBD Chili Recipe

Chili is perfect to serve a large crowd at home, bring with to potlucks or barbecues, enjoy as winter comfort food, or cook in large batches to freeze and enjoy later. Here are two CBD chili recipes that can be personalized for meat lovers, vegetarians, or vegans.

Personalizing Your Chili Recipes

There are several ingredients in any flavorful chili recipe, but don’t be intimidated as once it’s in your crockpot, Dutch oven, or pot it basically cooks itself. Follow the recipes below, but make them your own with the tips below:

Add-In Secret Ingredients

Feel free to add in other spices, vegetables, or ingredients to make your chili your own. For example, spice it up even more by adding a jalapeño or Serrano pepper. Kidney beans are standard, but you can also use black or pinto beans. Here’s a list of secret chili ingredients that might not come to mind, but home chefs swear by, such as red wine, oregano, cinnamon sticks, Worcestershire sauce, and unsweetened cocoa.

Alternate Protein Sources

Many chili recipes call for ground beef, but feel free to use ground turkey, Italian sausage, or any other ground meat. You could even use brisket or short ribs. If you are vegan or vegetarian, there is plenty of protein in the beans, but add mushroom or quinoa, and top with avocado for a bit more. If you’re a seafood lover, consider a gumbo recipe instead.

Toppings

Your topping options are endless, and you can let everyone choose their own toppings. Some popular choices include:

  • Grated cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Crème fraiche
  • Red onion
  • Chopped scallions
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Bell pepper
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Hot sauce

Side Dishes

You’ve got to have a delicious side dish to go along with your chili. Here are a few options:

  • Cornbread
  • Biscuits
  • Rolls
  • Bread bowl
  • Bread of choice
  • Tortillas
  • Tortilla chips
  • Pita chips
  • Crackers
  • Breadsticks
  • Grilled cheese
  • Quesadilla
  • Rice or grain
  • Baked potato
  • French fries
  • Coleslaw
  • Salad

Pro Chili Tips

Here are a few tips to consider making your chili taste even better:

  • Sauté the meat in two batches giving it more time to brown, which adds more flavor.
  • Sauté the onions first, maybe with some bell pepper and your other veggies.
  • Add the spices to the sautéed onions and veggies for a bolder flavor profile.
  • If slow cooking, add the beans towards the end so they won’t get mushy.
  • Cook in double batches so that you can freeze leftovers in a dated and airtight container.
  • Let your chili cool completely before putting it in the fridge or freezer.

Slow Cooker Classic Chili CBD Recipe

Slow cooking chili gives more time for the flavors to bloom making for a memorable and delicious chili. Make with your meat or meat-free protein of choice and personalize with the tips above. This recipe serves 4 to 6 depending on the serving size.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 pounds ground meat of choice—beef, turkey, Italian sausage

  • 1 medium yellow or white onion, chopped

  • 2 medium carrots, chopped

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 2 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 cans of diced tomato, drained

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  • 3 (8 ounce) cans of tomato sauce

  • ½ cup beef broth or broth of choice

  • 1 can of dark kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 can of light kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 4 to 6 mL Holmes Organics CBD

  • Toppings of choice, see above for inspiration

Directions

  1. Warm 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large fry pan. Once it’s shimmering, add the onion and veggies. Sauté until the onion is clear, about 8 minutes.

  2. Add in the garlic and dry spices the cocoa powder and sugar and sauté for one more minute, stirring constantly.

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  3. Transfer this mixture to your slow cooker.

  4. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to your fry pan, and sauté and brown half of your ground meat.

  5. Drain the oil and transfer this mixture to your slow cooker.

  6. Brown the second half of your ground beef, drain the oil, and transfer to your slow cooker.

  7. Add the sugar, cocoa, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and broth to your slow cooker. Stir the ingredients and slow cook for 4 to 6 hours, stirring in the CBD 1 30 minutes before you are done cooking.

  8. Stir in the canned beans slow cook 5 minutes.

  9. Garnish with toppings and enjoy!

CBD Vegan or Vegetarian Chili

This recipe is vegan as is, vegetarian if you add dairy toppings like sour cream or cheese. If you like the way the recipe sounds, feel free to add in your browned meat of choice. If you prefer traditional kidney beans, use them instead of the black and pinto beans as directed—but add them in the last 5 minutes so that they don’t get soggy. This recipe serves 4 to 6 depending on the serving size.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium red onion, chopped

  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 medium carrots, chopped

  • 1 pound of mushrooms, chopped

  • 1 yellow or green chopped zucchini

  • 2 ribs celery, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed or minced

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 cans diced tomato, drained

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  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar

  • 4 to 6 mL Holmes Organics CBD

  • Toppings of choice, see above for inspiration

Directions

  1. Warm your olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Once it’s shimmering, add the onion and veggies. Sauté until the onion is clear, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add in the garlic and dry herbs and sauté for one more minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir in the canned tomatoes, vegetable broth, bay leaf, and beans and bring to a simmer.
  4. Maintain a gentle simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in 4 to 6 droppers of CBD and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the bay leaf and garnish with toppings and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Variation

  1. Warm your olive oil in a large fry pan. Once it’s shimmering, add the onion and veggies. Sauté until the onion is clear, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add in the garlic and dry herbs and sauté for one more minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Add this mixture along with the canned tomatoes, vegetable broth, and bay leaf to your slow cooker.
  4. Slow cook for 4 to 5 hours, stirring in the canned beans and CBD 30 minutes before you serve. *if using kidney beans add them in 5 minutes before you are ready to serve so that they don’t get too mushy.
  5. Remove the bay leaf, garnish with toppings and enjoy!

These recipes are crowd pleasers that are easy enough for those who aren’t skilled in the kitchen!

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