Can I fix it? What can I add, everything I see says about pepper. It has to much green pepper in it.

  • Is the pepper chopped? So finely that you can't just pick it out? Have you added the beans yet - maybe you could use extra.
    – Chris H
    Commented Feb 5, 2017 at 18:10
  • Yes it is chopped very fine. Added everything to it already. Commented Feb 5, 2017 at 18:12
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    What is wrong with just cooking a batch with too much green pepper? Add more beans?
    – paparazzo
    Commented Feb 5, 2017 at 18:23
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    Green chile peppers, or green peppercorn? Commented Feb 6, 2017 at 9:27
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    Spicy hot green, or the mild stuff? Longer cooking will reduce the heat of hot peppers, dilution will cut down on too many bells, at the expense of giving you a larger batch of chili. Commented Feb 6, 2017 at 22:32

2 Answers 2

  1. Add more of the other ingredients
  2. Add dairy
  3. Add acid
  4. Add a sweetener
  5. Serve with bland, starchy foods

Options 1 and 5 provide a solution which will not alter the flavor of your chili too much.

Source of ideas: The Kitchn

  • Thank you! I added more tomato paste, and some sugar and more chili powder and it was great! Commented Feb 7, 2017 at 4:09

It depends what you mean by "Too much green pepper".

Too much bell pepper and the chili is not spicy/hot enough?

  • Add more hot peppers, adjust other aromatics/spices to be proportional - don't recommend adding more meat/beans)

Too much of some other chili and it's too spicy/hot?

  • Serve with rice or other bland starch; add more of not-spicy ingredients to dilute)

Pepper mix out of balance and doesn't have the flavor that you want?

  • Add other peppers to balance, probably adjust meat/beans and other aromatics/spices to be proportional).

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