Gridiron Chili

Gridiron Chili Recipe

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susan simons


I made this chili during the Hawks game and it turned out really good. I took some of the leftovers to a friend at work and she sent me a message telling me it was "Amazing". as if sang in a broadway musical.

Unfortunately i ate the last bowl late the other night and FORGOT to get a picture; slap my hand.

This is better the next day serve with cornbread or you choice of toppings.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
3 Hr
Stove Top


  • ·
    vegetable oil
  • 3
    yellow onions,chopped
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 can(s)
    (15oz) can tomato sauce
  • 4 stalk(s)
    st celery, diced
  • 1
    red pepper, diced
  • 1
    green pepper, diced
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes with chili's
  • 1 can(s)
    can tomatoes, drained
  • 2 lb
    tri tip steaks
  • 3 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 2 tsp
    ground coriander
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 can(s)
    favorite beans, drained

How to Make Gridiron Chili


  1. Gather all dry spices and place in spice/coffee grinder and pulse about 30 seconds. In a dry sauté pan toast spices on medium heat until fragment, about two minutes and set aside.
  2. Cut 1 pound of steak into 3/4 inch thick chunks and 1 pound into 1 1/4 inch thick chunks. Dry beef thoroughly with paper towels, then season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium high heat until just smoking. Brown 1/2 of beef cubes thoroughly on all sides and repeat with remaining meat. Put in Dutch oven or crockpot insert.
  3. Add some cooking oil to sauté pan add fresh diced vegetables and sweat vegetable. Add to slow cooker insert or Dutch oven.
  4. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic, and 1/3 spices and cook in slow cooker hi heat 6-7 hours or low heat 9-10 hours. One third of the way thru cooking add 1/3 spices and when 1 hour is left add remaining spice. if cooking in Dutch oven cook simmer pot of chili 3 hours or until meat is tender. Add spices in similar increments.
  5. if adding a can of your favorite beans at 15 minutes before serving. At this time add 1teaspoon oregano and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  6. NOTE: leftovers can be refrigerated several days or frozen for several monthes.

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About Gridiron Chili

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern

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