"This is my personal recipe, and it has won over 12 chili cook-offs, and I figured I'd share. It is a medium steak and bean chili. If I had to compare it, it would be similar to Steak N' Shake's chili, but better! It's rather involved, but trust me. Worth every minute! Try it. You will not be disappointed! " — ChrisG
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1 1/2 cups
onion soup, prepared from a packet of dry onion soup mix
bacon grease (see notes)
1 1/2 pounds
boneless beef round steak, cut into 1/3-inch cubes
1 1/2 pounds
beef sirloin steak, cut into 1/3-inch cubes
ground black pepper
3 (15 ounce) cans
kidney beans, undrained
1 (6 ounce) can
1 (8 ounce) can
unsweetened cocoa powder
cola soft drink (such as Coke®)
yellow sport pepper sauce (such as Texas Petes's®)
Add another first place chili cookoff win!! I followed this recipe exactly and just won first place in a chili cookoff!! Will definitely be making this again. My DH and son went wild for it. It is somewhat laborious with the steak (which gave me the full on attention of both dogs) but it is well worth the effort!
Too thick for our family.
Add a 2nd place trophy to the trophy rack, Chris! In stiff competition, this recipe hung in there for the red ribbon at USCG Training Center Yorktown's Annual Spring Fling Chili Cookoff. I made MINOR substitutions. I used one can of black beans and two of the kidney beans. I also added minced garlic and about 2 tsps. of paprika, and a whole chopped dried ancho chili. The judges said it was close...I think I lost out to a bean-free (Texas) chili! Good recipe...will make again (and maybe win next year!)
I just finished making this chili and holy cow its fabulous. I can't wait to taste it once its had a chance to sit in the fridge and all the flavors have had a chance meld together. I will definitely make this again and spice it up a little more. At first taste its not what I consider spicy, but there is a touch of heat at the end. I may update this once I've had a chance to taste the final product.
Made this for my family. Meat came out really tender and it had a really good flavor. I used franks red hot instead of texas pete. The only thing I would suggest is adding a couple of Jalapeno peppers to it. I will definitly make it again.
My two teen age boys ate almost all of it immediately. I fixed it in the evening so I could reheat it the next day but there wasn't much to reheat. Each added it to their favorite meals list which is a high compliment. I will absolutely make this again and possibly enter local chili contests.
Wow, outstanding. Won 3rd place at a chili cook off. Added sriracha at the end because I wanted a little more heat. Also, make sure to brown meat in small batches or otherwise you'll be boiling it in its own juices. Thanks for the recipe, Chris!
Just won first place with this recipe!! Thanks for sharing it!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/14 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 14
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 97
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