Twelve Alarm Chili Recipe

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Tracy Published: December 11, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021
Twelve Alarm Chili Recipe

How To Make Twelve Alarm Chili

This chili recipe uses 12 different kinds of peppers, including 10 hot and spicy varieties. It’s flavorful and definitely for the more adventurous eaters.

Preparation: 1 hour
Cooking: 3 hours 20 minutes
Total: 4 hours 20 minutes



  • 20ozkidney beans,(1 can), undrained
  • 30ozchili beans,(1 can), undrained
  • 28ozblack beans,(1 can), undrained
  • 31ozblack-eyed peas,(1 can), undrained
  • 28ozdiced tomatoes,(1 can), undrained
  • 2lbslean ground beef
  • 1lbhot Italian sausage
  • 2largegreen bell peppers,chopped
  • 1largered bell pepper,chopped
  • 6smallyellow onions,chopped
  • 1red onion,chopped
  • 6garlic cloves,minced
  • 4ozsliced jalapeno peppers,(1 can), finely chopped
  • 7ozchipotle chiles in adobo sauce,(1 can), finely chopped
  • 6serrano peppers,finely chopped
  • 4orange habanero chili peppers,finely chopped
  • 1banana pepper,seeded and finely chopped
  • 3cherry peppers,finely chopped
  • 1Anaheim pepper,finely chopped
  • 4red Thai chili peppers,finely chopped
  • 4green Thai chili peppers,finely chopped
  • 2tbspchili powder,or to taste
  • tbspcumin,ground
  • 3tbspred pepper flakes
  • envelopetaco seasoning mix
  • cayenne pepper,or amount to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper,to taste


  1. Place the kidney beans, chili beans, black beans, and black-eyed peas in a large, heavy pot., and simmer over medium heat.

  2. Place the ground beef and sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for about 10 minutes or until crumbly and evenly browned. Drain, and stir into the bean mixture.

  3. Place the red and green bell peppers, yellow and red onions, and garlic on top of the bean and meat mixture. Cover and steam for at least 10 minutes.

  4. Stir in the jalapeno, chipotle, serrano, habanero, banana, cherry and Anaheim peppers, red and green Thai chilies, chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, and taco seasoning.

  5. Season to taste with cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Cover, and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 3 hours.


  • Calories: 375.27kcal
  • Fat: 12.12g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.26g
  • Trans Fat: 0.36g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.03g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.32g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.72g
  • Fiber: 14.14g
  • Sugar: 5.76g
  • Protein: 21.77g
  • Cholesterol: 32.96mg
  • Sodium: 583.93mg
  • Calcium: 151.06mg
  • Potassium: 1225.43mg
  • Iron: 5.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 101.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 68.56mg
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