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Texas-style Chili Recipe

Texas-style chili is a hearty and flavorful dish that originated in the Lone Star State and has become a popular comfort food around the world. The dish is characterized by its robust flavors, tender meat, and a touch of spice that keeps you coming back for more. In this recipe, we will guide you through the process of making a delicious Texas-style chili from scratch, providing details on calorie intake, allergy concerns, and healthy alternatives. We'll also include recommendations for kitchen equipment and ingredients that can be easily purchased on Amazon.


  • 2 pounds ground beef (80% lean)

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cans (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 2 cans (8 oz) tomato sauce

  • 2 cans (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 cup beef broth

Kitchen equipment:

  • Large Dutch oven or stockpot

  • Wooden spoon

  • Measuring cups and spoons

  • Can opener

  • Garlic press

Amazon links:

  • Dutch oven:

  • Measuring cups and spoons:

  • Can opener:

  • Garlic press:


  1. In a large Dutch oven or stockpot, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned and crumbled, stirring occasionally.

  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pot and cook for 5 minutes, until softened.

  3. Add the diced tomatoes (undrained), tomato sauce, and beef broth to the pot, stirring to combine.

  4. Add the drained and rinsed kidney beans, chili powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper to the pot, stirring until well combined.

  5. Bring the chili to a simmer over medium-low heat, then reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Cook for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally, until the beef is tender and the flavors have melded together.

  6. Taste the chili and adjust the seasoning as needed. If you like a spicier chili, add more cayenne pepper.

  7. Serve the chili hot, topped with shredded cheese, chopped onion, and a dollop of sour cream (optional).

Calorie intake: This recipe serves 8 and contains approximately 375 calories per serving.

Allergy concerns: This recipe contains beef and may not be suitable for those with beef allergies. If you have other allergies, make sure to check the ingredients carefully before preparing the dish.

Spicy level: This recipe is moderately spicy. If you prefer a milder chili, reduce the amount of cayenne pepper or omit it altogether.

Healthy alternatives: To make this recipe healthier, you can use leaner ground beef or ground turkey, reduce the amount of salt, and add more vegetables such as diced bell peppers or zucchini.

We hope you enjoy this Texas-style chili recipe! Don't forget to check out the Amazon links for the kitchen equipment and ingredients you'll need to make it.

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