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The BEST Texas Roadhouse Chili (Copycat Recipe)

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Enjoy delicious Texas Roadhouse Chili in your own home with this spot-on copycat recipe! This chili takes just 30 minutes to make, and I promise the warm bowl of the best chili ever is more than worth it! This recipe is gluten-free, high in protein, and yields 6 servings.

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What You Need for the BEST Texas Roadhouse Chili Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef (I use 90% lean)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow or white onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder (I use this one)
  • 2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 (15 ounces) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup bone broth, or beef/chicken/veggie broth
  • 1 (15 ounces) cans red kidney beans, sub black beans if preferred (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 (8oz) tomato sauce

Chili Toppings

  • 1/4 cup jalapenos, sliced and seeded
  • sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped (optional)
  • tortilla chips
  • avocado, sliced

How to Make the BEST Texas Roadhouse Chili

  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil on medium-high heat. Add in the onions and garlic. Cook until garlic is fragrant and onions are transluscent, about 4 minutes.
  2. Stir in the ground beef and break it apart with a wooden spoon. Stir the meat until it is browned, about 6 minutes.
  3. Add the chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, brown sugar, pepper, salt, tomato paste, and red pepper flakes (if using). Stir until combined. Then add the crushed tomatoes, broth, kidney beans, and tomato sauce. Stir again.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and allow the chili to simmer (uncovered) for about 25 minutes. Don’t forget to keep stirring to avoid burning.
  5. Turn off the heat and remove the pot from the burner. Allow the chili to rest for 5 minutes before serving. This Texas Roadhouse Chili is best served with shredded cheese, tortilla chips, green onions, sour cream, and avocado slices. ENJOY!

Vegan Texas Roadhouse Chili

Want to make this recipe vegan? Just omit the ground beef and substitute for equal parts of cooked lentils, veggies (such as green beans or corn), or more kidney beans!

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texas roadhouse chili recipe in a bowl

The BEST Texas Roadhouse Chili Recipe

DWELL by Michelle
Enjoy delicious Texas Roadhouse Chili in your own home with this spot-on copycat recipe! This chili takes just 30 minutes to make, and I promise the warm bowl of the best chili ever is more than worth it! This recipe is gluten-free, high in protein, and yields 6 servings.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 336 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground beef (I use 90% lean)
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 yellow or white onion , diced
  • 2 tbsp chili powder (I use this one)
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 ½ tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 ½ tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 (15 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 ½ cup bone broth , or beef/chicken/veggie broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can red kidney beans , sub black beans if preferred (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 (8 oz) tomato sauce

Chili Toppings

  • jalapenos , sliced and seeded (optional)
  • sour cream
  • cheddar cheese , shredded
  • green onions , chopped (optional)
  • tortilla chips
  • avocado , sliced

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, heat olive oil on medium-high heat. Add in the onions and garlic. Cook until garlic is fragrant and onions are transluscent, about 4 minutes.
  • Stir in the ground beef and break it apart with a wooden spoon. Stir the meat until it is browned, about 6 minutes.
  • Add the chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, brown sugar, pepper, salt, tomato paste, and red pepper flakes (if using). Stir until combined. Then add the crushed tomatoes, broth, kidney beans, and tomato sauce. Stir again.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and allow the chili to simmer (uncovered) for about 25 minutes. Don't forget to keep stirring to avoid burning.
  • Turn off the heat and remove the pot from the burner. Allow the chili to rest for 5 minutes before serving. This Texas Roadhouse Chili is best served with shredded cheese, tortilla chips, green onions, sour cream, and avocado slices. ENJOY!

Notes

Want to make this recipe vegan? Just omit the ground beef and substitute for equal parts of cooked lentils, veggies (such as green beans or corn), or more kidney beans!
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  1. 5 stars
    I thought this turned out FANTASTIC! Hubby wasn’t as impressed, but did say it was tasty. Counting this recipe as a win. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    This was a hearty chili recipe that really is reminiscent of the Texas Roadhouse version! loved the flavors.