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.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Stir onions into beef; saute until onions are translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

376.7 calories; 37.7 g protein; 38.5 g carbohydrates; 68 mg cholesterol; 887.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2014
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2014
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2014
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2015
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 more than could fit in my crockpot...so 1 lb of beef 1/2 an onion 1 can of kidney beans 1 can of black beans 1 can of corn and just two peppers..1 green 1 red. The rest of the ingredients remained the same. And I added mushrooms cause they sounded good. Turned out perfect. A hit with everyone at the potluck. And I can't wait to eat up the leftovers. Good stuff!! Read More
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