Smoky Merlot Marvel Chili

"This dish is a delicious blend of rich and bold flavors, featuring the luxurious taste of Black Box Premium Wines' Merlot, combined with savory ground beef and tender black beans. The chili is made even more flavorful by adding aromatic spices that give it a warm and smoky taste, leaving you wanting more with every bite. Every spoonful of this dish is a journey into the world of gastronomic pleasure, offering a gourmet twist on a classic dish that provides an exceptional culinary experience. If you're looking for a unique and delicious meal to savor, this dish is for you."

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

2 hours

Paired With

Main Protein



Ground Beef 2 lbs, 1, 3, 1, 1, 2 (15 oz each), 15 oz, 6 oz, 1 cup, 2 Tbsp, 1 Tbsp, 1 tsp, 1 tsp, To taste, To taste, 1 cup, 1 tablespoon, Optional, to taste, Optional, to taste, Optional, to taste
Onion (large, diced)
Garlic (cloves, minced)
Red Bell Pepper (chopped)
Green Bell Pepper (chopped)
Black Beans (cans, drained and rinsed)
Diced Tomatoes (can)
Tomato Paste (can)
Black Box Merlot
Chili Powder
Smoked Paprika
Beef Broth
Olive Oil
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Chopped Green Onions
Sour Cream


  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and ground beef. Cook until beef is browned and onions are softened.

  2. Add red and green bell peppers to the pot. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes until peppers are slightly tender.

  3. Stir in tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes to enhance the flavors.

  4. Pour in Black Box Merlot to deglaze the pot, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.

  5. Add diced tomatoes, black beans, chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

  6. Pour in beef broth to achieve the desired consistency. Bring the chili to a simmer, then reduce heat and let it cook for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Simmer for up to two hours for the best flavor.

  7. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

  8. Serve hot, garnished with shredded cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and chopped green onions if desired.