El Cid Chili Recipe

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El Cid Chili

Anita Holt


About 10 years ago on Calling all Cooks on Food Network, I saw this recipe and had to make it. It is totally amazing!! Not your typical chili. So many levels of flavors. Sorry for no picture (we've started remodeling our house and I don't have a kitchen). This would be excellent on this cold cloudy day :-)

★★★★★ 1 vote
30 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 lb
sirloin steak, cut into 1
1/2 lb
ground beef
12 oz
chorizo sausage, casing removed, cut 1/2" cubes
1 large
yellow onion, coarsely chopped
1/4 c
chili powder
1 Tbsp
garlic salt
2 tsp
1 tsp
dried basil
2 can(s)
beef broth (14.5 oz)
2 can(s)
whole tomatoes (14.5 oz) drained
1 c
cilantro, chopped
cinnamon stick
bay leaves
jalapenos, slit lengthwise 3 times each
1 Tbsp
yellow cornmeal
salt & pepper to taste
1 pkg
chedder cheese (optional)
1 pkg
sour cream (optional)


1Place oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat. Brown the sirloin in batches. Remove to a bowl with slotted spoon. Add ground beef, chorizo and onions to the pot and brown. Crumble meat. Return sirloin to pot. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
2Before serving, discard cinnamon stick, bay leaves and jalapenos. Garnish with sour cream and shredded cheese, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Regional Style: Mexican