Red Hot Texas Chili

Red Hot Texas Chili

Texas-style chili traditionally includes chunks of beef. This chili recipe is unique since it is served over rice and includes pineapple as a sweet cooling taste to the hot chiles.

10 min. prep time
5 servings
151 Rating


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1 1/2 pounds beef round steak, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 medium (1 cup) onion, chopped
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1 cup water
1 (29-ounce) can tomato puree
1 (4-ounce) can chopped jalapeño chile peppers, undrained
2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 1/2 cups hot cooked rice
1/2 cup sour cream
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple


Melt butter in 6-quart saucepan until sizzling; add half of beef pieces. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium-high heat 4-5 minutes or until browned. Remove meat with slotted spoon. Set aside. Repeat with remaining meat.

Return all meat to saucepan; add onion and garlic. Continue cooking 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add water, tomato puree, chiles, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Continue cooking 5-6 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil.

Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, 1  1/4-1  1/2 hours or until meat is tender and flavors are blended.

Spoon 1/2 cup rice into each bowl; top with chili, sour cream and pineapple.

Recipe Tip

Regular mild green chiles can be substituted for jalapeño chiles. Since this chile is mild, increase chili powder, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 630

Fat: 28g

Cholesterol: 110mg

Sodium: 1350mg

Carbohydrates: 60g

Dietary Fiber: 6g

Protein: 35g

Recipe #11006©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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