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Best Steak Chili Recipe!

Updated: Feb 27

It's the time of year that calls for comfort food. There's just nothing better when the weather is chilly than a warm bowl of chili - it's the ultimate comfort food! This recipe allows you to create a cozy bowl of yumminess that you're sure to enjoy!

A photo of a bowl of chili topped with cheese and jalapenos.


1 1/2 lbs. stew meat diced into 3/4" cubes (I use sirloin)

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 red onion diced

4 cloves garlic minced

1-3 jalapenos minced

1 14.5oz. can diced tomatoes

1 8oz. can tomato sauce

2 tbsp. chili powder

2 15oz. cans of kidney beans drained and rinsed

shredded pepper jack cheese for serving

Other toppings are optional


1.Season the meat with salt and pepper.

2. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium to high heat. Add meat and sear until browned, about 2 minutes. Add onion, garlic, and jalapenos. Cook about 1-2 minutes. 3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, kidney beans, and 1 1/2 cups water, making sure to cover most of the ingredients with the liquid.

4. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until the meat is tender about 1 1/2 - 2hrs. (This is where I transfer it to a crock pot and finish cooking there.)

5. To serve, top with the shredded pepper jack cheese, and add sliced jalapenos if you like.

*Note: Other options for toppings to consider - sour cream, fresh cilantro, avocado, chopped onion, and other varieties of cheese. As with all chilis, I serve this one with warm cornbread, butter & honey. Coming up next, I'll share my favorite jalapeno corn muffins. Enjoy!

When it comes to Dutch ovens, I prefer Lodge, but Amazon has a nice one for less $$$.

No kidney beans? No problem - same day delivery at (free too!)

Published by Jennifer Tipton / This post may contain affiliate links.


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