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Texas Roadhouse Chili

This Texas Roadhouse chili recipe comes to us courtesy of Jimmy Bannos and John DeMers from their cookbook, "The Heaven On Seven Cookbook. Where It's Mardi Gras All the Time!" Yee-Haa! It's Texas, podnuh, so that means no beans in this chili. But there is plenty of meat, from pork loin ends to beef stew meat to ground beef. I think you'll like the taste that comes from the different types of chile peppers.

Yield: Serves 8-10

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Texas Roadhouse Chili Recipe

Preparation Instructions

Heat a large (7-quart) Dutch oven, preferably enameled cast iron, over high heat until very hot, at least 5 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons of the oil. When the oil is hot but not smoking add the beef stew meat and brown on all sides for 3 to 4 mnutes, stirring frequently. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the meat to a large bowl and drain fat from the pan. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan and brown the pork for 3 to 4 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the pork to the bowl holding the beef; drain fat from the pan. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and brown the ground beef; this takes appoximately 5 minutes. Transfer to the bowl holding the other meat. Add the onion, jalapeno and garlic puree to the pan; saute for 5 mintues. Add all of the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over high heat and simmer uncovered, for 10 minutes. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.
Serve bowl of chili topped with a small portion of the salsa.

Pico de Gallo Salsa

Yield: Serves 8-10
Helpful Hints

Texas style chili usually contains lots of meat but no beans. If you like them, add drained and rinsed canned kidney, black, or pinto beans near the end of cooking. To reheat refrigerated chili, thin with a little stock or water.


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Richard J

This was a huge disappointment! I ordered all of the special spices and just finished cooking this chili. This is NOT the chili from Texas Roadhouse. It isn't even comparable don't waste your time with this recipe if your expecting what you get at the restaurant. I agree with the other writer that they have phenominal chili, but this isn't it.

Verna W

The best way to make this chili...add spices to works much better. The first time I made it I did not like it at all...then, I made it again..only adding spices ..tasting and adjusting receipt to my taste and it turned out GREAT..

Tiffany B

For those disappointed because its not Texas Roadhouse's Chili - realize that its Texas Roadhouse Chili from Heaven on Seven restaurant.


Dooped into believing this was chili from "The Texas Roadhouse Restaurant"..IT MOST CERTAINLY IS NOT! A lot of cash in the pot! Trying to save it now!


This chili tastes NOTHING like the chili at Texas Roadhouse. Don't even waste your time!


Texas Roadhouse Chili.. Beer?? Seriously. I worked at Texas Roadhouse and I assure you these ingredients are not even close.

Chas Messier

It’s to bad you don’t serve the chili in your restaurant . At the restaurant it’s loaded with beans and very little meat.
Won’t go back


Great recipe but don’t expect it at the restaurant. They give you a bowl of beans. Which is not Texas chili


This is not a review of this recipe, but in my search for it, I thought I would comment with my finding. This isn't to slight this recipe, but if the someone wanted to recreate it like I do at home, what better recipe than one that looks to be official from someone from one of their restaurants?
What looks to be the official recipe is listed on Fox 8's website. Just Google "fox 8 texas roadhouse chili recipe", there's a video about it and links to both the chili and bread recipes!

R. J. Wannabe

Of course you did RJ. Expert on everything master of nothing.

Needs some fine tuning on the spices but has potential.

carol m

this chili is the BEST and I'm a chili lover. My son gets two bowls at Texas Roadhouse for his 2 sides. I can't explain how good it is. you have to try it!

Angus t

used my assortment of dried Mexican chillies instead of powder, and cooked for 2 hours in the oven after the initial fry up, a handy hint when cooking in the oven is to cover top of stew with a piece of baking paper cut to fit, this enables you to cook for 1 1/2 hrs and lose very little liquid. But anways served with crispy strips of fried tortilla (home made of course) and it is bloody beautiful, thanks I will definately cook this again!


I keep seeing people mention the Chili recipe from Fox news, however I have seen that recipe and they only use Ground beef. When I go to Texas Roadhouse, they have full chunks of Beef in their chili. I would say THIS recipe is way closer to Texas Roadhouse than the other one.


Not Texas Roadhouse chili but it’s a very good chili! We make it often! Makes great chili dogs and it’s great when you need to use up a lot of meat sitting in your cheat freezer!


Here is the Roadhouse chilli