This Steak Chili recipe is hearty, loaded with tender pieces of steak, beans, and all your favorite toppings. Your whole family is sure to go crazy for it!
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A big bowl of comfort food is my favorite meal during the winter months, and this chili recipe is the perfect cold day food. This one is my new favorite along with my Roasted Poblano Pepper Beef Chili. It has tomato sauce. base with crushed tomatoes, spices, and a bottle of dark beer!
Why this recipe works
It's a simple hearty chili with tender pieces of meat and a sauce that has lots of deep rich flavor.
The perfect way to feed a hungry family or even a game-day crowd! I know some people prefer no beans in their chili and you can certainly leave them out of this chili recipe. Or you can try my No Bean Chili.
Ingredients for this recipe
Steak- I use a tender cut like Ribeye steak or New York steak. If you want to use a cheaper cut you'll have to simmer the beef longer in order for it to be tender.
Masa Harina- Gives the chili an authentic flavor and also thickens it up nicely.
Beans-I like kidney beans and pinto beans but you can certainly use what you like.
How to make this recipe
Step 1- Heat a dutch oven or large pot up and add olive oil and steak pieces.
Step 2- Add salt and pepper and saute' until browned.
Step 3- Add in diced onions, red peppers, green peppers, and garlic.
Step 4- Add in spices, paste, beef broth, masa, and beans.
Tips for any chili recipe
- I use a 5qt cast iron dutch oven, but any large pot will work.
- If you happen to have leftover steak in the refrigerator by all means use that.
- If you have leftover tomato paste, put it in a ziplock freezer bag and freeze for another recipe.
- I love to serve this with a side of my Sweet Honey Cornbread.
Adding cocoa to chili is what I call my secret ingredient but its actually a classic technique, It adds a deeper richer flavor to the chili. Cayenne pepper and chocolate are often combined to create flavorful dishes, don't knock it until you try it!
Yes, chili freezes beautifully! Freeze in an airtight container or ziplock freezer for up to 3 months. A great way to enjoy a bowl of chili whenever you crave it. Thaw overnight and heat on the stovetop on medium-high heat until heated through.
I prefer to use canned beans because it cuts down on the cooking time considerably. Dry beans can be used but they will need extra time to be soaked the night before and cooked on simmer for several hours before they become tender.
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This Steak Chili is hearty, loaded with tender steak, beans, and all your favorite toppings. Your family is sure to go crazy for it!
- 2 pounds ribeye or New York steak cut into bite-sized cubes
- 2 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup masa harina
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1/2 red pepper diced
- 1/2 green pepper diced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 6 ounce can tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 3 beef bouillon cubes crumbled
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 5 cups beef stock
- 2 14oz cans of pinto beans (drained)
- 2 14oz cans of kidney beans (drained)
- In a small bowl add masa harina and water and whisk until combined set-aside.
- Heat oil in a dutch oven or heavy bottom pot on medium-high heat. Add ribeye and salt and pepper, cook, until browned.
- Add onions and peppers cook 2-3 more minutes then add garlic, cook another minute. Add chili powder, cumin, cayenne, beef bullion, cocoa, brown sugar, and tomato paste and stir until combined.
- Add in stock and masa and stir, add in the beans. Simmer covered 1 hour.
- Serve with your favorite toppings
Steak- You can use a tougher cut of beef like sirloin steak, chuck roast, or stew meat. But you may have to simmer longer for the beef to be tender. If you happen to have leftover steak in the refrigerator by all means use that. Just add it in the last 30 min or so of cooking time to warm through.
Tomato paste-If you have leftover tomato paste put it in a ziplock freezer bag and freeze for another recipe.
Amount Per Serving Calories 929Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 118mgSodium 1291mgCarbohydrates 88gFiber 24gSugar 13gProtein 68g
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Yes that would be fine 🙂
Can you substitute corn flour for the masa? Asking because that is what I have on hand.
Hope you enjoyed it 🙂
This is on my stove right now. I stayed pretty true to the recipe, which I don’t always do. I did omit the cumin as it is just not a flavor I love.
Yay Su, so happy you loved it 🙂
Thank you for this recipe! My husband loved it! Used NY steak, seasoned it with Montreal overnight and just used 1/2 the salt & pepper and half the cayenne (we’re lightweights).
So happy to hear that Colleen 🙂
This is an excellent recipe. I cooked this dish last night and it was a “no talk, eating” type of dinner. Thank you for sharing with the world.