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Steak Chili Recipe

Steak Chili

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"A hearty version of chili with steak instead of hamburger."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 7 servings Change Servings


  1. In a large pot over medium high heat, combine the oil and steak and saute for about 5 minutes, or until steak is browned. Add the onions, garlic and chile pepper and saute for another 5 minutes, or until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add the chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, tomatoes and kidney beans. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about one hour. Remove cover and simmer for another 30 minutes, or until you've reached your desired thickness.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 26, 2006

This chili was really good after some modifications... Instead of the chili pepper i used a jalepeno pepper, then i used two cans of kidney beans instead of one, and then one tbsp of chili powder instead of two. I didnt have ground cayenne pepper, so instead i substituted cayenne pepper sauce 1 tsp. Definately the best chili I have had.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 20, 2011

recipe followed exactly. wasn't thrilled with it the first day, and didn't thicken too much after that.


60 Ratings

Nov 12, 2006

I prefer "Texas" chili to regular hamburger chili and this recipe was a good jump off point. I added a can of beer to the sauce which I find tenderizes the meat. I also added japolenos for spice.

Feb 23, 2007

Pretty good chili- I really enjoyed the steak (I don't care much for ground meats). I used a sirloin steak- wasn't sure what cut to use, so I just got was on sale. I cut the recipe in half and put it in the crockpot all day. I was going to sear the meat first, but I didn't have time. Instead of a green chile, I used a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles. I added a small can of tomato sauce because it seemed too thick at first, but at the end it was almost too thin- I left the lid off the crockpot for a while so it would thicken up. I added 1/2 green bell pepper and used one can of pinto beans. Served with light sour cream, cheese, and Honey Corn Bread from this site. A hearty, very filling meal!

Jan 13, 2011

I loved this recipe. The change I made was instead of cooking it in a pot, I cooked it in a slow cooker for about 6 hours. The meat falls apart and all the flavors had married together very nicely.

Sep 22, 2009

i made this exactly as is and i LOVE it! I like things spicy, and the heat and flavor level in this is fantastic. definitely a do again :).

Apr 06, 2008

I changed this up a little. I omitted cumin,instead added appx. 2 tsp. paprika, about 1.5 Tbsp. HOT New Mexico chile powder, added 1 can dark red kidney beans, stewed tomatoes & 1 large can crushed tomatoes-everyone loved this!

Apr 02, 2008

I used two cans of beans but otherwise I followed the recipe. This recipe freezes GREAT! I froze half of it and the flavors really came out after I defrosed it. Excellent! Today I am going to double the recipe and am using dried beans which I soaked in salt water overnight.


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  • Calories
  • 515 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 101 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 28.3 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 8.3 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 36.1 g
  • 72%
  • Sodium
  • 895 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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