Cook Off Winner Chili - Texas Style

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I can't take credit for this winner - its a good friend's recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil over medium high heat in a large dutch oven.
  2. Add beef, onions, green pepper& garlic and cook until onion is tender (about 10 minutes), stirring frequently.
  3. Add tomatoes& their liquid, hot peppers, chili powder, salt& bay leaves and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low, cover& simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove bay leaves.
  6. Stir in beans& their liquid and heat thoroughly.
  7. Serve in soup bowls; sprinkle with cheddar or monterey jack cheese (or a comb).
  8. Place under broiler for 1- 2 minutes to melt.
  9. Serve with your choice of sliced green onions, diced avocados, chopped green peppers, hunks of crusty bread, corn chips,saltine crackers or tortilla chips as accompaniments.
Most Helpful

this is just the thing for chilly nights,this is a real keeper i can see why it won a cook off

southern chef in louisiana January 28, 2004

Terrific Chili! One of the recipes made and enjoyed at our house during the Olympics. Have no idea if it's Texas style or not - but it's an absolute winner here in Saskatchewan! Count me in as another that loves beans in her chile - and tomatoes! Adding this CountryLady recipe to our Family Favorites Cookbook. It's that good!

Gerry March 24, 2010

This chili was delish!!! We loved it and I will make this for my hubby's chili cook off this year!! Thank you for sharing, it will be on my constant rotation.

celly February 24, 2009