Anthony's Fire Chili

Anthony's Fire Chili

Brace yourself for an intensely spicy culinary adventure with this Carolina Reaper Pepper Pod-infused chili. Known as the hottest pepper in the world, the Carolina Reaper adds an unforgettable heat to this hearty chili. Packed with ground beef, fresh vegetables, and robust spices, this dish is perfect for those who dare to challenge their spice tolerance. Proceed with caution and enjoy the thrilling flavors of this fiery chili.


  • 1 Whole Anthony Spices Dried Carolina Reaper Pepper Pod
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 can (14 oz) Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 oz) Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Optional toppings: Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream, Sliced Jalapeños, Cilantro

Anthony's Fire Chili Ingredients


  1. If you're sensitive to capsaicin, consider wearing gloves to handle the Carolina Reaper Pepper Pod.
  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven, brown the ground beef over medium heat until fully cooked. Drain excess fat if needed.
  3. Add diced onion, minced garlic, and diced red bell pepper to the pot. Sauté until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, beef broth, ground cumin, and chili powder to the pot. Stir to combine.
  5. Split the whole dried Carolina Reaper pepper pod lengthwise and add it to the chili mixture. Be careful not to touch your face or eyes after handling the pepper.
  6. Bring the chili to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low and let it cook uncovered for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Taste the chili and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed. Remove the Carolina Reaper pepper pod before serving.
  8. Serve hot, garnished with optional toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream, sliced jalapeños, and fresh cilantro.
  9. Enjoy the Carolina Reaper Pepper Pod-infused chili, but remember, it's extremely spicy!

Yield: Makes approximately 4-6 servings of Carolina Reaper Pepper Pod-infused chili. Proceed with caution!

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