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This zesty Texas-style chili is the perfect dinner for a chilly winter evening

Posted at 1:19 PM, Jan 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-21 13:19:22-05

RICHMOND, Va - Dave Petras, Managing Partner at Chesterfield Texas Roadhouse, and Service Coach Katie Mann showed us how to put together a zesty Texas Chili. This dish is packed full of flavor complete with beef, yellow onion, jalapeno, and the perfect blend of spices. This easy to follow recipe is perfect for a brisk winter night. For more information visit www.texasroadhouse.com.

Texas Roadhouse Chili

How to Make Texas Chili (no beans)


Water                                                                                                   1 Qt + 1 C (40 oz)

Beef Base                                                                                            2 oz.  (or 8 Beef Bullion Cubes)
Tomato Paste                                                                                    4 oz
Chili Spices – to taste
Vegetable Oil                                                                                     1.5 oz
Hamburger                                                                                         2 pounds
Yellow Onion, Diced                                                                        6 oz.
Garlic, Fresh Chopped                                                   1 oz.
Jalapeno, Fine Chopped w/ no seeds                                     ½ oz
Flour                                                                                                      6 oz

Diced Tomatoes                                                                               1 can, small


Step 1
  • Add water, beef base, tomato paste and chili spices (to taste)  to a large mixing bowl.
  • Using a whisk, stir until well dissolved and set aside.
Step 2
  • Pour vegetable oil into a large pot and heat on Medium High.
  • Once oil is hot add hamburger meat to the pan.
  • Cooke the hamburger meat until all is brown.
  • Stir the meat often to keep the meat from sticking to the bottom or sides of the pot.
  • Once meat is fully cooked strain off extra grease using a colander.
  • Set meat aside for later use.
Step 3
  • Using the same pot or a clean pot, add oil to the pan and heat with range set at medium high.
  • Add onions, garlic and jalapeno to the pot
  • Sautee until tender.
  • Add flour and stir to incorporate with a cook’s spoon.
Step 4
  • Add the mixture from step 1 to the pot
  • Stir with a whisk until all product is incorporated
  • Bring to a boil
  • Lower heat to medium and add cooked chili meat
  • Cook for approximately 30 minutes or until desired thickness is obtained.
Step 5
  • Mix in drained diced tomatoes and stir until evenly mixed.
  • Bring chili back to a boil
  • Lower to medium heat and cook until desired consistency is reached.
  • Serve immediately.