Prep Time
25 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour 45 Mins
Makes 9 cups

This hearty beef chili features boneless chuck roast and a medley of traditional chili seasonings. Serve with homemade cornbread for a complete meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Brown meat, in batches, in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Remove meat, reserving drippings in Dutch oven. Add chili powder to Dutch oven; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Stir in tomato paste; cook 5 minutes.

Step 2

Return beef to Dutch oven. Stir in beef broth and next 9 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender. Serve with cornbread sticks, if desired, and desired toppings.

Chef's Notes

If you've had spices longer than a year, it might be time to replace them. Seasonings tend to dull in flavor the longer they sit on the shelf. Always store them in a cool, dry place.

Ratings & Reviews


February 06, 2017
I used lean beef stew chunks instead of chuck roast and added an extra tablespoon of chili powder, doubled the cayenne pepper, and included a teaspoon and a half of Olde Thompson habenero black pepper spice. This came out perfect. Texas chili is supposed to be hot. 


December 09, 2017
I had not made chili in some time and found this recipe thinking it was similar to what I remembered.  Was not at all satisfied with the results.  No flavor except all the tomato paste and sauce.  Would not recommend as advertised.  I will look elsewhere for another recipe.

FancyKetchup's Review

December 14, 2009
This is easily one of the best chilis I've ever had! The beef came out so tender and the taste and consistency are wonderful. I did add more spice since I could tell from the recipe it wouldn't be very spicy. I recommend 3 tablespoons of chili powder (instead of 2) and 2 small cans of diced green chiles for more kick. But if you don't need the spice, and are looking for a great non-bean chili recipe, this is perfect! It's going to be my go-to chili from now on.

Mason15's Review

March 15, 2013

pandryszak's Review

February 10, 2010
This won a Super Bowl Party chili cook-off. Never made it before but oh, what a flavor punch! There was no need for Tabasco or pepper sauce. We enjoy sour cream, diced onion, sharp cheddar cheese and blue corn chips as toppings. And, the corn bread was the perfect accompaniment as well~

janibelle's Review

January 11, 2010
This is by far the best chili EVER. In fact, it is the only one my family wants so I threw out all my old recipes. I have been making it for years now & I too add more chili powder and some diced chilis and spicy tomatoes and sometimes I even add beans. You cannot go wrong with this recipe.

Lunarmodule's Review

February 25, 2012

journey13's Review

April 16, 2014

magnoliasouth's Review

June 15, 2013


February 06, 2017
The chili was a hit at my super bowl party. It had a deep, complex flavor and the chunks were perfectly sized.