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Beefy Cowboy Chili Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Beefy Cowboy Chili

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"Chunks of tender beef and beans in a spicy and hearty tomato-based chili made in less than 30 minutes."

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Original recipe makes 8 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Sprinkle steak pieces evenly with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in 6-quart saucepan over medium-high heat 1 minute. Add steak pieces, onion, garlic and chili powder. Cook 5 minutes, or until steak is browned on all sides and onion is tender, stirring frequently.
  3. Add beans, both diced tomatoes with their juice, tomato paste, water, sugar and red pepper; blend well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with optional toppings, if desired.
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  • Cook's Tips:
  • For a variation, add a chopped red, yellow or green bell pepper after steak is browned. Cook and stir until crisp-tender. Add remaining ingredients and finish as described in recipe.
  • May replace the can of tomato paste and 1 cup of water with 1 can (15 oz) Hunt's Tomato Sauce.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 12, 2011

Absolutely loved this recipe but I did have to add a few more spices to take away from the tomato taste!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 06, 2012

1 teaspoon chilli power? Needs a tablespoon. Bland ultra tomato-y. I like the beef bites though.


7 Ratings

Feb 20, 2013

this is good, but it is pretty tomato-y. I tripled the amount of chili powder as another rewiever suggested, which helped, but it was still very overwhelmingly tomato-y.

Dec 12, 2012

I use ground beef instead of the steak plus I add mccormick's grill mates smokehouse maple seasoning at the end. Its soooooo gooood!!!!

Feb 03, 2012

We were out of kidney beans so i used black beans instead and it was a pleasant surprise kudos great recipe !!

Feb 02, 2014

too much tomato

Apr 06, 2013

Very good, did need to double the chili powder and I used pinto beans. Great meal.


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  • Calories
  • 184 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 13.6 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 786 mg
  • 31%

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

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