Authentic Texas Chili Recipe: Hearty & Spicy Comfort

Extra Hot Dipping Sauce
Original Hot Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 90 minutes

Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1 hearty bowl of Texas Chilli

Texas Chili, also known as Texas Chili Con Carne is a legendary and hearty comfort food known for its bold and spicy flavors.

This chili recipe combines tender ground beef, beans, and a rich blend of spices to create a satisfying and comforting dish that’s perfect for a chilly evening or a crowd-pleasing gathering.

Texas Chili stands out for its simplicity and emphasis on bold flavors.

This recipe features ground beef as the protein source, while the heat comes from a combination of chili powder and hot sauce.

Additionally, kidney beans are used to provide texture and substance to the dish.

To make Texas Chili, start by browning the ground beef in a large pot until it’s cooked through and nicely browned.

Drain any excess fat and then add in the onions and garlic, sautéing until they’re fragrant and softened.

Next, it’s time to add the spices.

A combination of chili powder, cumin, paprika, and hot sauce gives the chili a bold and spicy flavor.

The tomato sauce and beef broth form a rich base for the chili to simmer in.

Simmer the chili for a good amount of time to allow the flavors to meld together and the chili to thicken to perfection.

Serve it hot with your favorite toppings, such as shredded cheese, diced onions, sour cream, and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro.

Whether you enjoy it mild or extra spicy, Texas Chili is a classic comfort food that’s sure to satisfy your chili cravings.

It’s perfect for gatherings, game day, or a comforting weeknight meal.


2 pounds ground beef

1 large onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoons chili powder (adjust to taste)

1 tablespoon Extra Hot Dipping Sauce

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes

1 cup beef broth or water

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Optional toppings: shredded cheese, diced onions, sour cream, fresh cilantro, chopped jalapeños, etc.


Step 1

In a large pot or Dutch oven, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until it’s browned and cooked through. Break it up into crumbles as it cooks. Drain any excess fat from the pot.

Step 2

Add the chopped onion to the pot and sauté for about 3-4 minutes, or until it becomes translucent and fragrant.

Step 3

Stir in the minced garlic and sauté for another 30 seconds until aromatic.

Step 4

Add the chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, and Extra Hot Dipping Sauce to the pot. Stir to coat the meat and onions with the spices.

Step 5

Pour in the drained and rinsed kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, and beef broth. Stir everything together to combine.

Step 6

Season the chili with salt and black pepper to taste. Adjust the level of hot sauce for your preferred level of spiciness.

Step 7

Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let the chili simmer for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. This allows the flavors to meld together and the chili to thicken.

Step 8

Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. Add more chili powder or cayenne pepper for extra heat.

Step 9

Serve the Texas Chili hot, garnished with your favorite toppings, such as shredded cheese, diced onions, sour cream, fresh cilantro, or chopped jalapeños.

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