This Steak Chili is hearty, loaded with tender steak, beans, and all your favorite toppings. Your family is sure to go crazy for it! This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.
We are finally getting some winter weather here in Northern California, and I've been totally craving chili. I happened to have a couple of boneless Ribeye steaks in the freezer. I thought I would try that instead of the typical ground beef that I would normally use. And I have to say this is the BEST chili I have ever had!
What is the best steak to use?
I usually go for rib eye or new york steak, because it doesn't have to cook for a long period of time before it's tender. You can surely use stew meat or even a chuck roast cut into bite-sized pieces but you may have to let your chili cook a little longer for the meat to become tender. if you don't want to use steak you can certainly go the traditional route and use ground beef.
Why add cocoa to chili?
Don't knock it until you try it. Adding cocoa to chili is actually a classic technique, It adds a deeper richer flavor to the chili. . Chili peppers and chocolate are often combined to create flavorful dishes.
- I use a 5qt cast iron dutch oven, but any pot will work.
- Use any sort of beans you want.
- If you don't like beans in your chili simply leave them out.
- 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.
tortilla chips or fritos
Can you freeze chili?
Yes, chili freezes beautifully! Freeze in an airtight container or ziplock freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight and heat on the stovetop until heated through.
What is Masa Harina?
It thickens your chili and gives it a delicious authentic flavor. Usually found in the baking section of your grocery store.
Can I make this in a slow cooker?
Sure can brown the meat first in a skillet then toss it in the slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients. Cook on low 5-6 hours or high 3-4 hours.
Soups, stews, and chili are my favorite comfort foods, here are some of my most popular recipes
- Loaded Potato Soup
- Slow Cooker Bean and Bacon Soup
- Chili's Copycat Chicken Enchilada Soup
- Thick and Creamy New England Clam Chowder
- Hearty Beef Stew
- 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
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.
Amount Per Serving Calories 929Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 118mgSodium 1291mgCarbohydrates 88gFiber 24gSugar 13gProtein 68g
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