Top 5 Chili Recipes

Chiliit’s our state food and favorite thing to argue about.

With everything revolving around football, it doesn’t hurt to have a good chili recipe in your back pocket. But like the good ol’ game itself, even certain foods have competitive face-offs.

Any time Texas chili comes up in conversation, it’s a sensitive thing. It’s no surprise we claim our own rendition of the beloved and savory stew, since we do the same with almost every other recipe. Don’t get us wrong, chili is popular in other states. But leave it to us to put a Texan spin on it and tell ya ALL about it.

If you aren’t familiar with the beans vs. no beans controversy, you’ve either been under a rock or haven’t been in Texas that long.  This has been a long-debated topic among chili cooks for some time now. Since Texas is known for cooking competitions galore, it probably stuck. While the banter is all good and fun, sometimes Texans have to put their differences aside for the sake of a good beef meal.

Let’s face it, there are some great chili recipes out there. Beans or no beans, we’ve got a chili recipe for every kind of Texan.


Texas-Style Chili

Texas Style Chili

Most Texans feel very passionate about not having beans in their chili. Anything else can be fightin’ words. So we have the authentic go-to recipe!

Chunky Beef Chili


Simple and hearty, this recipe is stick-to-your-ribs good!

Lone Star Chili


This chili probably wins “Most Texan”, mostly because of the name, but also because it’s what we top our Frito Pie recipe with. Can’t go wrong there!


Beef Chili


Texas Chuck Wagon Chili doesn’t normally have beans, but we’d figure a hardworking cowboy wouldn’t turn down a filling bowl of this.

Beef & Chorizo Chili


Put chili and chorizo together, and that’s about as Tex-Mex as it gets. Add some creamy avocado dressing to put it over the top!

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