Go Back
+ servings
Steak chili recipe
Print Recipe
4.50 from 2 votes

Steak Chili

This hearty steak chili is loaded with meaty bites of beef swimming in a boldly seasoned sauce, and simmered to luxurious perfection!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 401kcal


  • 2 lbs round steak (chopped into ¾" cubes)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions (chopped)
  • 2 jalapeno Peppers (chopped)
  • 1 green pepper (chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 ½ cup beef broth (low sodium)
  • 12 ounces dark beer (such as a porter or stout)
  • 28 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 30 ounces canned chili beans (do not drain liquid)
  • 15 ounces can Tomato Sauce
  • 6 ounces can Tomato Paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream for serving

Chili Seasoning

  • 1 ½ tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Ancho powder (can substitute chili powder)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  • In a large pot, or your Dutch Oven, add cooking oil and place over medium high heat. Add steak chunks and sear until exterior forms a brown crust.
  • Remove steak and add peppers and onions, along with additional cooking oil if needed. Reduce heat to medium and saute until tender. Add garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle in chili seasonings, flour, and maple syrup, then stir to evenly coat.
  • Add beef broth to deglaze the bottom of the Dutch oven, scraping up any stuck on bits of cook and letting them incorporate into the liquid. Then add all remaining ingredients.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 2 ½ hours, or longer.
  • Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, and chopped onions.


Tip: This recipe can be made in advance. The flavors actually continue to improve as it melds in the refrigerator overnight.
If you liked this recipe try my Slow Cooker Chicken Queso Chili recipe too!


Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 2936mg | Potassium: 1640mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1215IU | Vitamin C: 38.4mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 8mg