Texas Chili Recipe

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Scarlett Published: December 17, 2020 Modified: July 15, 2021
Texas Chili Recipe

How To Make Texas Chili

This recipe for Texas chili skips the beans and loads this dish with ground beef, peppers, tomatoes, and lots of different herbs and spices.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 20 minutes



  • 4lbsboneless beef chuck roast,trimmed of excess fat, cut into ½ inch chunks
  • salt & pepper,to taste
  • 6tbspolive oil,divided
  • 3jalapeno peppers,seeded and diced
  • 1large yellow onion,diced
  • 5cloves garlic,minced
  • 1chipotle pepper in adobo sauce,seeded and finely chopped
  • 28ozcrushed tomatoes
  • 3tbsptomato paste
  • 4cupsbeef stock,or beef broth
  • 2bay leaves

For Seasoning Mix:

  • 2tbspchili powder
  • 2tbspsmoked paprika
  • 1tbspground cumin
  • 1tbspdried oregano
  • 2tspchipotle chili powder
  • 2tspunsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1tspground coriander
  • ½tspground cinnamon


  1. Season the beef with kosher salt and black pepper.

  2. In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat and brown half of the meat. Repeat with remaining beef. Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and heat 30 seconds. Add the jalapeno peppers and onions and saute for about 10 minutes onions are softened.

  4. Stir in garlic and seasoning mix and cook 30 seconds or just until fragrant.

  5. Add the beef back into the pot along with remaining ingredients.

  6. Bring the chili to a boil and then turn the heat down to low.

  7. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 3 ½ hours stirring occasionally so it doesn’t stick. If it becomes too thick, add more stock as needed.

  8. Before serving remove the bay leaves and serve plain or covered with sour cream, shredded cheese, or green onions.


  • Calories: 918.72kcal
  • Fat: 66.28g
  • Saturated Fat: 23.92g
  • Trans Fat: 3.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 34.48g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.60g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.93g
  • Fiber: 6.54g
  • Sugar: 9.99g
  • Protein: 64.51g
  • Cholesterol: 205.63mg
  • Sodium: 1561.58mg
  • Calcium: 156.38mg
  • Potassium: 2009.83mg
  • Iron: 11.17mg
  • Vitamin A: 219.34µg
  • Vitamin C: 33.43mg
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