POW! Tailgating

Texas Chili Recipe

Texas tailgates are famous for their chili and this chili recipe is right up there with the best of ’em. Try your hand at Texas chili just like we do in Austin.

Photo credit: Paul Frankenstein
Texas Chili
Serves 6
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Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
6 hr
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
6 hr
  1. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  2. 2 medium yellow onions
  3. 1 medium red bell pepper
  4. 6 garlic cloves
  5. 1/4 cup chili powder
  6. 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  7. 1 lb lean ground beef
  8. 1 lb lean ground turkey
  9. 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  10. 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  11. 1 (14-ounce) can tomato sauce
  12. 2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  13. 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pickled jalepeños
  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onions and bell pepper and cook for about 8 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, chili powder, and cumin and cook about 1 minute. Add turkey, beef, and salt. Cook bout 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add tomatoes in their juices, tomato sauce, and beans, and stir. Cover and simmer on very low heat for 6-8 hours.
  4. Stir in the jalapeños, add salt as needed.
  5. Top with cheese, onions and sour cream.
  1. Prepping this recipe the day before the tailgate is ideal, to allow flavors to meld overnight. If that's not in the cards, consider prepping but transferring to a crock pot for the final 6-8 hour simmer.
Adapted from Chowhound.com
Adapted from Chowhound.com
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