Steak Chili

This no bean chili works so well because the ground beef is replaced with savory steak!
Of course the best chili you can make is a steak chili, duh!
I’m home. It’s cold. I’m sad.

But, hey! Good to see y’all again! I missed ya. Looked like you were in good hands though with all of those amazing guest posts, right? I hope you all loved them as much as I did.

Anyway, I had planned on sharing my favorite dish from the cruise with you (the Warm Chocolate Melting Cake…divine!), but I haven’t gotten a chance to make it yet. Instead you get chili! Because my toes are frozen and my heart is back on the beach in the Bahamas.

This chili is kinda funky. In a good way, obviously. You see, it’s missing a key ingredient.


Fo’ real. There are no tomato chunks and no tomato sauce. Strange, but true, and also delicious. This is my new favorite chili.

The best comfort food ever…steak chili!

I will say that this was on the verge of being too spicy for the kids and me, but we ate it up anyway. It was worth the burn.

Next time I’ll reduce the chipotle peppers by, uh, a lot. In fact, I’ll probably do away with it all together and just add in a little chipotle powder. I’m a wuss. I can’t handle the heat.


Steak Chili

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 10
Calories: 266 kcal

Steak chili is a delicious twist on the traditional ground beef chili!


  • 2 pounds chuck roast cubed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 chipotle in adobo minced (leave this out if you're a wuss)
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • 1/4 cup smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup beer
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup masa harina
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Sour cream for serving
  • Diced green onion for serving
  • Shredded cheese for serving


  1. Season the cubed meat with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil over medium heat in a large dutch oven or stock pot. Add half of the beef and cook until browned on all sides. Remove the meat and set aside. Repeat with the remaining beef, reserving the fat in the pot.
  3. Add the onions to the pot and cook until soft, about five minutes. Add the garlic, chipotle pepper, and adobo sauce and cook for one minute. Pour in all of the spices and toast in the onion mixture for about 3 minutes. Add the beef and stir to coat.
  4. Pour in the chicken stock, beef stock, beer, and sugar and bring to a boil. Once boiling put a lid on the pot, venting it for steam, and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for three hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. Mix the masa and water together until it becomes the consistency of pancake batter. Add more water as needed. Whisk the masa into the chili and bring it back up to a boil. Cook until thickened.
  6. Serve with sour cream, cheese, and onions.
Nutrition Facts
Steak Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 620mg27%
Potassium 588mg17%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1395IU28%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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from Evil Shenanigans