If you’ve ever been to Texas Roadhouse, you’ll know that this chili is just magic in your mouth. One of the reasons for it is they make everything from scratch.
Today, I’m teaching you how to make chili just like this at home. The trick is to grind the meat fresh, and the rind must be rough, not fine.
Note: some of them add the beans in, some don’t. It’s your call. Also, try adding in some cayenne pepper!
Texas Roadhouse Chili with Cheddar Cheese in Toaster Oven
- 2 pounds beef chuck cut into ½ inch cubes
- 1 onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic diced
- 1 ½ cup crushed tomatoes
- 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
- 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- ½ tablespoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- olive oil for cooking
- Pour olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Put in the chopped onion and garlic and cook for couple of minutes.
- Add jalapeno peppers and beef cubes and and cook until brown. Season with salt, pepper, chili powder and smoked paprika.
- Pour in vinegar, tomatoes and add brown sugar. Stir all together and let simmer for around 10 minutes.
- Add in flour to thicken the chili and stir for a few minutes until well combined.
- Turn off the heat. Spread over a spoonful of cheddar and let it slowly melt. Serve with tortilla chips and a glass of cold beer!