Stormy Weather Recipe - Beef Steak Chili with Mango

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

It's no secret Sacramentans are in need of a little comfort and respit, from the stormy weather we have been experiencing.  Here's a favorite Chili recipe I sometimes cook on days like this.  Adding Carrot and Mango makes it a little different than most chilis - I hope you enjoy - perhaps even for the upcoming Super Bowl game!

 Chili with Mango



  • 1 1/2 lbs Beef Steak cut into ½" cubes
  • 2 cans (28 oz. each) Kidney or Pinto Beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 1 cup chopped green bell peppers
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 Mango cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced canned tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups dark beer
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, for topping


Brown the meat and stir to break up the pieces.

Add the onion, green bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, salt, cumin, and cayenne, and cook, stirring, until soft, about 4 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and their juices, mango cubes, and the tomato paste, sugar, and beer to the pot.

Stir well and bring to a boil.

Simmer at medium-low temperature, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

I enjoy when served over a bed of either Corn Bread or Polenta.


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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Oh Myrl, that looks good!
Your friend from Washington State!

Jan 20, 2010 09:54 AM #1
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Myrl, now that looks yummy! I am not into cooking anymore but I think I will make up a batch of this. Thank you, and my family thanks you in advance I am sure!

Jan 20, 2010 10:21 AM #2
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Myrl, this sounds scrumptious, especially with Mango. I am a big Mango iced tea fan here in Texas that would complement this dish just wonderfully.

Jan 20, 2010 11:03 AM #3
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,


Hi Myrl:


Mango in chili...sounds like a great recipe.

Perfect to warm you up on a cold day.

Jan 20, 2010 12:20 PM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Paul - I really enjoy that recipe.  It's the mangos that have me hooked.

Andrea - Somehow I had you pictured as one of the great cooks.  But I've had periods of time when I felt like backing off from cooking too!

Gary - I love Mango iced tea.  It and Red Raspberry tea are two of my summer favorites.

Toula - Try it with Mango, I think you'll like it!

Jan 20, 2010 12:25 PM #5
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Myrl, This looks great but my husband is trying to diet and I don't think this would qualify.  By the way I had several people ask me how I did my last slide show.  I sent all of them to your tutorial.

Jan 20, 2010 02:02 PM #6
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Oh, does this sound good!  I love getting new recipes and keep a log until I can try them out!

Jan 20, 2010 02:28 PM #7
Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes


Even though I am from Texas I have found some of the best Mexican recipies come from your state. This appears to be another good one! Thanks....

Jan 20, 2010 03:25 PM #8
Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re

With our current weather I'm up for any variation of Chili to warm me up thanks.

Jan 20, 2010 03:27 PM #9
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

It looks delicious, Myrl. I've never tried mangos with chili before but maybe I will the next time it gets cold.

Jan 20, 2010 04:06 PM #10
Robert Machado
HomePointe Property Management, CRMC - Sacramento, CA
CPM MPM - Property Manager and Property Management

That is the best picture of a plate of food I have seen in a long time.  Maybe I am just hungry after eating a pizza for dinner.

Jan 20, 2010 04:15 PM #11
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Oh, yeah, now I'm starving to death and I haven't had breakfast. I'd eat chili for breakfast, wouldn't you? That looks delicious, Myrl. Why don't you just run across town and drop a bowl on my front porch, LOL.

P.S. Have you ever had Cincinnati chili? They put spaghetti and cookie spices in it. Bleh.

Jan 21, 2010 01:31 AM #12
Steve Merson
Keller Williams Realty - Austin, TX

Hi Myrl,

Well, you certainly know the way to man's heart......through his stomach!!  LOL

That recipe looks wonderful and I must add it to my repertoire!


Jan 21, 2010 01:37 AM #13
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hi Myrl - Now I need to go shopping!  Chili is one of my alltime favorite foods.  And, with mango?  Sounds like an interesting twist.

Jan 21, 2010 02:05 AM #14
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I love new and interesting chili recipes, can't wait to try this one.

Jan 24, 2010 05:38 AM #15
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Sounds and looks delicious, love the twist of mango.

Jan 28, 2010 03:32 PM #16
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

Hi Myrl, Thanks for sharing the recipe.. Sounds delicious!  Will give it a try sometime.

Jan 30, 2010 11:49 PM #17
Karen Richards
Keller Williams North Collin County - McKinney, TX

OH yum! The mango is a nice touch!

Feb 02, 2010 06:42 AM #18
Robert L. Brown - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

As i was raised in the Virgin Islands mangoes are good. And a Mich winter chili will be good any day of the week.

Feb 03, 2010 05:10 AM #19
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