DB's Seven Pepper Chili


I have been working on this chili recipe for years now. I think it's almost there. It is involved but worth the experience. Serve in a bowl topped with cheese or as a dip with corn chips. Enjoy.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds beef tip

  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced

  • 2 tablespoons diced habanero pepper

  • 2 pepperoncini, diced

  • 1 tablespoon diced serrano pepper

  • 1 tablespoon diced fresh cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon diced pequin chile pepper

  • 2 tablespoons diced jalapeno chile pepper

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 3 tablespoons chili powder

  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate. Brush beef tip with barbeque sauce and grill 5 to 8 minutes on a side, or to desired doneness, brushing frequently with sauce. Set aside.

  2. In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion and bell, habanero, pepperoncini, serrano, cayenne, pequin and jalapeno peppers until onion is translucent. Stir in cumin, paprika, oregano and chili powder and cook until fragrant. Stir in ground beef and cook until brown. Drain.

  3. Stir in tomato sauce, any remaining barbeque sauce and beans. Cut grilled tip steak into bite sized pieces and stir into chili as well. Continue to cook until thickened and flavors have blended and mixture is thoroughly heated. Thin with water if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

701 Calories
27g Fat
55g Carbs
60g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 701
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 174mg 58%
Sodium 1055mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 60g
Vitamin C 29mg 143%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 8mg 44%
Potassium 1303mg 28%

* 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.