Blazing Chili: Arlotta's Hot Pepper Olive Oil

Posted by Madelaine Oke on

Whether you're wearing red for the Chiefs or 49ers, this RED HOT chili will be the game winner! 
Simply add our Hot Pepper Olive Oil to your families chili recipe, or try ours!

Red Pepper Olive Oil Chili

Prep time


Cook time

30 mins-2 hours, slow cooker: 6-8 hours


  • 1 tbsp of Arlotta Hot Pepper Olive Oil

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 red bell pepper, dices

  • 1lb ground beef

  • 3 tbsp tomato paste

  • 28 oz can crushed tomato

  • 14 oz can of red kidney beans, drained

  • 2 beef bouillon cubes, crumbles

  • 1 ½ tsp sugar

  • ½ - 1 ½ cups of water

  • Salt & pepper

Chili Spice Mix:

  • 1-2 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 4 tsp paprika powder

  • 5 tsp cumin powder

  • 2 tsp garlic powder

  • 2 tsp onion powder

  • 2 tsp oregano

To serve:

  • Rice, corn chips, tortilla
  • Sour cream, yogurt, grated cheese, cilantro


Step 1

Heat Arlotta Hot Pepper oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, add garlic and onion, cook for 1 minute. Then add bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes until onion is translucent.

Step 2

Turn heat up to high and add beef. Cook, breaking it up as you go, until mostly browned. 

Step 3

Add chili spice mix. Cook until beef is browned all over. 

Step 4

Add remaining ingredients, with ½ cup of water for quick cook or 1 ½ cups for slow cook. Bring to simmer, then adjust heat per step below:

  • Quick cook: 20-40 minutes, uncovered, on medium low heat so it's bubbling gently 

  • Slow cook: 1.5 to 2 hours, covered, on low heat so it’s bubbling very gently.

Step 5

Adjust salt and pepper to taste before serving

Step 6

Serve over rice, or ladle into bowls and serve with corn chips or warm tortillas on the side with toppings of choice

Tips & Tricks

For the beef cubes, you can replace water with 2 cups of beef broth and omit the bouillon cube. However, ensure sufficient cooking time to achieve the desired reduction.

Regarding spiciness, chili is meant to be hot! Start with 1 tsp of cayenne pepper for a warm hum, increase to 1.5 tsp for a nice tingle, or go up to 2 tsp for medium spiciness. It's best to begin with less and adjust at the end.

If you prefer using a slow cooker, the recipe is excellent for it. Follow the instructions up to step 4, using only ¼ cup of water. Transfer everything into the slow cooker and cook for 6-8 hours on low.

When serving, there are two popular meal options:

  1. Ladle into bowls and offer various toppings, along with corn chips or tortillas for dunking.
  2. Serve over rice with your choice of toppings.

Consider topping options like sour cream, grated cheese, cilantro leaves, sliced green onions, diced red onion, Pico de Gallo, diced avocado, or sliced jalapenos or other chilies.

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