Texas Chili

Texas Chili

Brava

Serving Size 8

Active Time:

~1 hour

Total Time:

~3 hrs 15 min

About this Recipe

A native Texan, Chef Travis loves cooking chili more than just about anything. He’s even competed in numerous chili cook-offs. Texas chili purists don’t use beans, although we like to add some for their creamy texture; feel free to omit them if you prefer. We like the flavor that three different chile powders impart, but if you don’t have ancho or smoked paprika, add an extra 2 tablespoons regular chili powder instead. It’s important to use a dark lager or stout because a hoppy beer like IPA can make your chili taste bitter. For the perfect pairing, bake a batch of our cornbread!


Ingredients

  • 2 lb ground beef
  • ½ lb diced bacon (¼-inch pieces)
  • 2 cups diced yellow onion (½-inch pieces) (about 1 medium onion)
  • ⅓ cup diced seeded jalapeño (about 1 large jalapeño)
  • ¼ cup minced garlic (about 10 cloves)
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprkia
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 can (28 oz) whole tomatoes, lightly pulsed in blender or food processor until slightly chunky
  • 1 can (15 oz) beans (preferably Great Northern, pinto or black beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1 bottle (12 fl oz) dark beer (preferably Guinness®)
  • 1 cup beef stock or broth
  • Shredded cheddar for serving
  • Sliced green onions for serving
  • Sour cream for serving

From Your Pantry

kosher salt and black pepper

Equipment

blender or food processor

Brava Chef's Pan

mixing bowl

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Wheat (Gluten), Milk

Tags

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • American
  • BBQ
  • Beef
  • Brava Accessory
  • Chef's Pan
  • Pork
  • Recipes
  • Vegetables
  • Year Round

  1. step
    1

    Sear beef & bacon

    • In Brava Chef’s Pan, using your hands, mix together ground beef, bacon and 2 pinches of salt.
    • Gently press beef mixture in an even layer in Brava Chef’s Pan.
    • Slide Chef’s Pan, uncovered, into top shelf.
    • Press green button to begin cooking.
    • Note: You will remove and add additional ingredients after 17 minutes.
    • Once Brava notifies you, using slotted spoon or spatula, transfer beef mixture to medium bowl, leaving fat and juices in Chef’s Pan.

  2. step
    2

    Cook onion, jalapeño & seasonings

    • Add onion, jalapeño and a pinch of salt to fat and juices in Chef’s Pan; stir well.
    • Slide Chef’s Pan, uncovered, into top shelf.
    • Press green button to continue cooking. Note: You will add additional ingredients after 8 minutes.
    • While food cooks, using spoon or spatula, break beef mixture in bowl into ½-inch chunks.
    • Once Brava notifies you, carefully remove Chef’s Pan and stir in garlic, chili powder, ancho chile powder, smoked paprika, cumin and 2 teaspoons pepper.
    • Slide Chef’s Pan, uncovered, into top shelf.
    • Press green button to continue cooking. Note: You will add additional ingredients after 2 minutes.

  3. step
    3

    Add remaining ingredients

    • Once Brava notifies you, carefully remove Chef’s Pan from Brava and stir in beef mixture, tomatoes, beans, beer and beef stock.

  4. step
    4

    Bake chili

    • Cover Chef’s Pan with lid and slide into top shelf.
    • Press green button to begin baking.

  5. step
    5

    Serve

    • When your food is done, serve chili family style or in individual bowls with cheddar, green onions and sour cream on the side.