Recipe By Steve Talbot
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 30m Cook 1h 15m Additional - Ready In 1h 45m
Servings 12 servings Calories 376.7

This is a basic recipe for non-traditional chili using steak. My wife is allergic to chili powder, so I don’t use any in this recipe, but you are welcome to add some if you like. This is a very tame, full-flavor, colorful chili recipe that even the kids will like. There are plenty of other variations that you can use with this basic recipe, please change at will. Things we have tried include adding three or four fresh jalapenos, or adding Tabasco® habanaro sauce, or cilantro, or fresh tomatoes, or using red, yellow, orange, and green peppers, or hamburger instead of a steak or roast. Serve with tortilla chips, cheese and sour cream.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds beef top round steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 yellow onions, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can yellow corn, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir steak and ground black pepper in hot oil until browned on all sides, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. 2 Stir onions into beef; saute until onions are translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. 3 Stir green bell peppers, yellow bell pepper, and red bell pepper into beef mixture one pepper at a time. Cook and stir until fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. 4 Pour diced tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, corn, and tomato sauce into beef-pepper mixture. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until flavors blend and meat is tender, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 376.7
  • Carbohydrate 38.5 g
  • Cholesterol 68 mg
  • Fat 7.9 g
  • Fiber 12.3 g
  • Protein 37.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.1 g
  • Sodium 887.5 mg
  • Sugar 7 g

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  1. This was a really great base recipe. When I realized it had no chili seasoning....per the original poster's note that his wife is allergic. So I added 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tsp cumin and 1 tsp salt. I also sort of halved the recipe when I realized 4 cans of beans would make - Read more ...
  2. Our family loved this! Including my daughter who has no "heat" tolerance. Most chilis without much kick are also without much taste! Thankfully this one has a rich flavor and is plenty meaty. Next time I might even trim out some of the meat. Great for a wintry afternoon!