Chili's Original Chili

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Apr. 07, 2015

Did you know that Chili's used to be known for their tasty chili. Years ago they removed their original version online and replaced it with another type of chili.

Now you can enjoy their old style recipe again. This is a no bean chili that you will love. This is perfect for hot dogs and even frito pies.


For chili spice blend
Chili powder 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt 1/8 Cup (2 tbs) (you can reduce if desired)
Ground cumin 1/8 Cup (2 tbs)
Paprika 1 Tablespoon
Ground black pepper 1 Teaspoon
Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
Cayenne pepper 1 Teaspoon (add more if desired)
For chili ingredients
Ground chuck 4 Pound
Water 3 1/4 Cup (52 tbs)
Tomato sauce 16 Ounce
Chopped yellow onions 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Cooking oil 1 Tablespoon
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Masa harina 1 Tablespoon



In a small bowl, combine together all the chili spice ingredients.

Heat a stockpot over medium heat. Place ground chuck into stockpot and cook until the meat is browned. Drain if desired.

While meat is browning combine chili spice mix, water, and tomato sauce in the bowl. Stir until well blended.

Add chili-seasoning liquid to the browned meat. Stir well, and bring to a boil.

Sauté onions in 1 tablespoon of cooking oil over medium heat in a skillet until the onions are translucent.

Add the onions to the chili. Reduce the chili to low and simmer for one hour stirring every 15 minutes.

In a separate bowl, mix 1 cup water with masa harina. Mix well.

Add to chili stockpot, and cook for an additional 10 minutes.



Serve chili with rice. 

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 16

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 340Calories from Fat 223

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.5%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 888 mg37%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 21 g42%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet