Ken's Texas Chili

Ken's Texas Chili


"This is a Texas style chili recipe with beans. It also uses hamburger rather than chuck. Leaving behind a small amount of the hamburger fat gives it that unique Texas chili taste."


1 h 5 m servings 525 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 525 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 32.4 g
  • 50%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 28.9 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 96 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 1208 mg
  • 48%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a stockpot over medium heat, brown the ground beef until no longer pink. Drain off grease, reserving 2 tablespoons to remain in the pan. In a small bowl, stir together the garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, and flour. Sprinkle the mixture over the meat, and stir until the meat is evenly coated.
  2. Stir the oregano into the meat mixture, then pour in the 2 cans of beef broth. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then add the cans of beans. If you like your chili soupy, add only 2 cans of beans, but if you like thick chili, use all three. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes to blend flavors.
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  1. 33 Ratings


I have lived in Texas all of my 44 years & don't know how you can make chili without real onions, garlic or without any kind of tomato base. We used tomato sauce in place of 1 can of beef broth....

This chili was excellent. I made only a few minor modifications. When cooking hamburger I added 1 large to medium white onion and 1 Jalapeno pepper. Then after it had been simmering for 30 min ...

i took some of the advice in the other comments. it was a huge hit. i added not only sweet onion to the meat while browning it, i also added tomato paste then as well as green and red peppers ...

I always thought that texas chili was made w/ beef that had been cubed...not ground beef, also don't seem to recall beans in texas chili. It was a good chili...but not a texas chili

I've made many different types of chili before and this is the first one that I've been able to get my kids to eat. However, I decreased the amount of chili powder in half.

This chili was GREAT!! I only used 1 lbs. of ground beef because i was making it for me my husband and my 2 yr. old so i didnt need alot i didnt have enough beef broth so i just added about 3/8 ...

I made this recipe as directed. I really liked the flavor of this chili and I will be using this chili recipe to put on top of my fry bread for Indian Tacos. Thanks so much for the recipe.

I initially made this exactly as per the recipe except that I drained the ground beef completely and added a small can of undrained green chiles along with the pinto beans. This was a very tast...

YUM! This was delicious - it was very thick though. Next time I will use more broth or less beans so it is more soupy. Also, I am going to put a few drops of hot sauce while it simmers to kic...