Texas Red Chili Recipe

Nothing beats this Texas Roadhouse soup starter! Use beef cubes to create a delicious spicy chili that is sure to please the entire family.

Texas Red Chili Recipe

How To Make Texas Red Chili Recipe

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 2 hrs 25 mins
Total: 2 hrs 35 mins


  • 2 lb beef chuck, or brisket, cut into large chunks
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp garlic, diced
  • ¾ cup red onions, diced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 cups tomatoes in sauce, canned, diced or crushed
  • 14 oz red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp chili flakes
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • ½ cup dark stout, or beer of your choice
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste

To Serve:

  • 2 oz bread, per serving, sliced
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, per serving,
  • 1 tsp cheese, per serving


  1. Pour oil into a Dutch oven and heat over medium.

  2. Add beef chunks and sear for roughly 5 to 7 minutes per side, until evenly brown on all sides. Set aside and drain any excess fat.

  3. Lower the heat. Add garlic and onions. Saute briefly.

  4. Add chili powder, cumin, paprika, brown sugar, and chili flakes. Roast briefly.

  5. Add cooked beef, then deglaze with beer and reduce briefly.

  6. Add tomatoes, kidney beans, and beef broth. Stir to combine.

  7. Bring stew to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Continue simmering for roughly 2 hours, until beef is tender and the stew has both thickened and reduced by half. If necessary, skim off any impurities.

  8. Add vinegar, then season with salt and pepper. Adjust accordingly.

  9. Top your chili with grated cheese and chopped cilantro. Serve with bread slices.


  • Sugar: 3g
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  • Calcium: 80mg
  • Calories: 474kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Cholesterol: 105mg
  • Fat: 26g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Iron: 6mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Potassium: 856mg
  • Protein: 37g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 194mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 835IU
  • Vitamin C: 2mg
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