Texas Red Chilli Recipe

Texan chilli

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This recipe for Texan chilli is true to the traditional style, using stewing steak instead of mince and leaving out kidney beans. Combined with the spices, it makes for a really hearty meal, and the extras of cheddar, soured cream and tortilla chips make it even better. It takes a little while to make, but it's worth it


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  • oil for frying
  • stewing steak 500g, cut into small pieces
  • onions 2 large, chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • chicken stock 300ml
  • hot smoked paprika ½ tsp
  • oregano 2 tsp
  • ground cumin 2 tsp
  • medium chilli powder 1½ tbsp
  • tomato purée 2 tbsp
  • brown sugar 2 tsp
  • soured cream or grated cheddar or lime wedges or tortilla chips to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat a tbsp oil in a pan then season the meat and brown all over in a pan. Add the onion, garlic and chicken stock, cover and simmer for 1 hour.

  • Step 2

    Add the paprika, oregano, cumin, chilli powder, tomato purée, and sugar. Stir then simmer for another hour or until the meat is very tender and the sauce thickened. Serve the chilli in bowls with the accompaniments.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 270
  • Fat 13.2g
  • Carbs 9.6g
  • Fibre 1.9g
  • Protein 30.7g
  • Salt 0.5g