Brisket Chili Recipe

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Charles Modified: December 14, 2021
Brisket Chili Recipe


How To Make Brisket Chili

This recipe for brisket chili forgoes the usual ground beef to make a dish that's as tasty as any. Make sure to use fresh brisket and not corned beef!

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 3 hrs 15 mins
Total: 3 hrs 45 mins


  • 2 pounds fresh beef brisket, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 32 fl oz kidney beans, 2 cans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or polish sausage, halved and sliced
  • 16 fl oz salsa, 1 jar
  • 14½ fl oz tomatoes, 1 can, diced and undrained
  • 8 fl oz tomato sauce, 1 can
  • 8 fl oz green chiles, 2 cans, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • tsp lemon zest, grated
  • cheddar cheese, shredded, optional
  • green onions, sliced, optional


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown beef and onion in oil in batches; drain. Stir in the beans, kielbasa, salsa, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chiles, garlic and seasonings.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3 hours or until meat is tender. Just before serving, stir in lemon juice and zest. If desired, top with cheddar cheese and sliced green onions.


  • Sugar: 6g
  • :
  • Calcium: 71mg
  • Calories: 453kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Cholesterol: 88mg
  • Fat: 21g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Iron: 6mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Potassium: 1153mg
  • Protein: 35g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 1315mg
  • Vitamin A: 932IU
  • Vitamin C: 16mg
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