Nina's Texas Chili


This is the best chili you will ever have! It's not your ordinary chili with chopped meat! I make this and let it cook in a slow cooker. It's great for parties or cold winter nights.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
6 quarts


  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil

  • 3 pounds beef top sirloin, thinly sliced

  • 2 pounds sweet Italian sausage, casings removed

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 20 ounces diced tomatoes

  • 3 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules

  • ½ cup honey

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper

  • 6 tablespoons chili powder

  • 3 tablespoons dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup masa (corn flour)


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook the steak, sausage, onion, green pepper, red, pepper, yellow pepper, and garlic in the pot until the onions and peppers are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken bouillon, honey, and kidney beans; bring to a boil. One at a time, stir in the cayenne pepper, chili powder, oregano, black pepper, salt, and sugar. Sprinkle the Cheddar cheese into the chili in small batches and stir to melt. Reduce heat to low and slow cook about 2 hours. Thicken by stirring the masa through the chili, and simmering for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

675 Calories
37g Fat
38g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 675
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 1695mg 74%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 51mg 256%
Calcium 167mg 13%
Iron 8mg 44%
Potassium 1032mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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