Texas Chili Recipe

By: SuckleBusters

The Best Chili in Texas! We have been making this chili recipe for over 30 years and it is a winner every time! This recipe is included in all of our chili seasoning products and is a 2-time winner of Chile Pepper Magazine's Awards.


1 lb Chili meat (ground beef)

1 lb Pork sausage (breakfast-style sausage)

1 Medium yellow onion

1 large red bell pepper

1 Large green bell pepper

1 Cup beef broth or water

1 Can tomato soup

6 TBSP SuckleBusters Chili Seasoning


Beans vs No Beans: This recipe will work either way. For chili with beans, add 1 can of pinto plus 1 can of kidney beans. The idea is to warm the (already cooked) beans with the chili just before serving. A benefit of adding beans is the stock, which adds a great flavor to the chili. For those who prefer no beans in their chili - consider adding the bean stock only.  


Ingredients for Texas Chili


What is chili meat? In Texas, when we say "Chili Meat" we mean the large-grind ground beef, pictured here in the middle of the plate below. To the left is regular ground beef and the one on the right is finely cubed beef. Any of these sizes will work in this recipe, however, we prefer "chili meat". Also, with this recipe, you can choose any type of meat; beef, pork, venison or ground turkey.  

Types of chili meat



1. Brown the chili meat and sausage in a large skillet. Drain and discard the excess drippings. Add the browned meat to a large dutch oven or 6-quart cooking pot.

chili meat


2. Finely chop the onion and bell peppers, add to the dutch oven. 

3. Add 1 cup beef broth.

4. Add 1 can tomato soup.

5. Add 6 TBSP Sucklebusters Chili Seasoning

6. Stir until all ingredients are combined. 

7. Bring to a low boil, cover, then reduce temperature to a simmer. 

8. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring often.

9. Add salt to taste. 

10. Serve and Enjoy! 



Cooking Texas chili



Remove from heat, serve in bowls top with chopped onions and shredded cheese. This recipe won 1st place in Chile Pepper Magazine Awards in 2013 & 2014. Enjoy!


Texas Chili


Helpful Hints:

- Add 1 or more finely diced jalapeno peppers for an extra kick of flavor and heat. 

- Add 1 heaping tablespoon of prepared mustard for additional flavor. 

- The longer this chili cooks the better it tastes, so allow it to simmer for up to several hours, adding additional water as needed. 

- Use a food processor to chop the onion and bell peppers into a super fine dice. 

- Add SuckleBusters Pepper Sauce to kick it up a notch before serving.  

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