This zesty, spicy chili recipe gets its kick from Mariah’s Sweet & Spicy Gourmet Chow Chow Relish, with the savory, rich flavor of our pasture-raised ground beef. This is a great recipe to make ahead – chili is one of the foods that’s better when reheated, and there’s dozens of ways to serve it.

Mariah’s is gourmet chow chow relish made in NC, and delicious enough to eat out of the jar. This small-batch relish comes in three varieties of spice factor, and because it has no fats or cholesterol, it makes a great, healthy addition of juicy flavor to our beef, chicken – and we’ve even had it on fish! Shop all three varieties of Mariah’s – buy artisanal relish here.


  • Two jars Mariah’s Sweet and Spicy Relish
  • 15 oz drained and rinsed of each, or of your choice:
    • garbanzo beans
    • light red kidney beans
    • dark kidney beans
    • black beans
  • 2 pounds of our farm finished ground beef
  • Salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder to taste
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes
  • Chili powder and crushed red pepper to taste
  • Shredded cheese or sour cream to top if desired
  • Rice or Pasta if desired


  1. Sauté ground beef until brown and drained. Season beef with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder to taste.
  2. Add all ingredients and ground beef in stew pot
  3. Add 4 – 8 tablespoons of chili powder, and/or a add sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes depending on your taste preference.
  4. Allow to simmer on low heat for 30 minutes
  5. Optional: Top with shredded cheese, sour cream if desired
  6. Optional: Serve chili over rice, pasta, or paired with cornbread

Our farm raised and finished beef, making it the most delicious choice to try this recipe yourself. You can find our sustainable ground beef here, available for our weekly grocery home delivery or for pick up at our adorable farm-side market!