Texas Roadhouse Chili Recipe(Copycat)

4 Bowls
1 hr 10 min

From the famous Texas Roadhouse restaurants, I bring to you our Texas Roadhouse Chili recipe. Thick, savory and with a slight heat, you can make this copycat recipe at the comfort of your own home for your whole family. Serve it for your next potluck or game night and you will not be disappointed.

To me, a bowl of chili speaks comfort food, something that I like to have with a tall glass of my favorite apple cider and a side of Netflix & chill

This homemade chili recipe calls for very simple ingredients such as ground beef, onions, kidney beans, few herbs & spices, and a dash of brown sugar. To top it off, use some shredded cheddar, jalapenos, and few crackers.

You could get creative and add other favorite ingredients of yours like a dollop of sour cream on top, but this copycat recipe is the closest thing you can get to the actual Texas Roadhouse Chili.

Ground beef: Depending on your preference you can use regular or lean ground beef. I have also come across recipes which have used beef chucks. Chuck is a part of the sub-prime cut of beef and comes with a lot of fat and flavor. Unless its cooked properly, it might end up being chewy, so not a lot of people buy it.

So, I would advise sticking to ground beef for this recipe, but if you are feeling a bit adventurous, then try out beef chuck and let me know in the comments how it turned out.

Onions: We used white onion for this recipe but you could use red onions as well. Avoid using yellow onion as it could be a bit on the sweeter side when you cook it. Stay away from sweet onions.

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Vinegar: Use regular white vinegar for this recipe. Alternatively, you could try out apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar.

All purpose flour: This is an optional item that is added to thicken the chili in case yours turns out too runny for you.

Others: Crushed tomatoes, kidney beans, red chili powder, paprika, cumin powder, garlic cloves, Italian seasoning, brown sugar, salt and pepper.

Does Texas Roadhouse Chili have beans?

Depending on the location of the Texas Roadhouse Steak House you visit, the chili may vary. Some locations add beans, some don’t. Interestingly, the traditional Texas chili ( not the same as Texas Roadhouse Chili) does not use any beans or tomato paste/base.

Texas Roadhouse Chili Recipe(Copycat)
Recipe details
  • 4  Bowls
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 1 hr 10 min
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  • 2 lb Ground beef
  • 443 ml Crushed tomatoes (15 fl oz)
  • 540 ml Kidney beans (19 fl oz)
  • 2 cloves Garlic sliced or diced
  • 1/2 Large white onion
  • 2 tbsp Red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp All purpose flour Optional
  • 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tbsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp White vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Pepper or to taste
  • Salt to taste

Heat up a large pot on medium heat and then add oil
Sauté onions and garlic till the onions are translucent
Add in the ground beef and mix it using a spatula till the beef is evenly browned.
Add all the remaining ingredients, except the flour. Mix well
Close with a lid and let it simmer for 30 to 40 minutes
If the chili looks too watery, add the flour, mix and let it cook for 15 minutes or till it reaches your preferred consistency.
Serve it warm in a bowl. Top it off with shredded cheddar, sour cream or sliced jalapenos.
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