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
yellow onions,chopped
3 clove
garlic, minced
1 can(s)
(15oz) can tomato sauce
4 stalk(s)
st celery, diced
red pepper, diced
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


  • 1Gather 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.
  • 2Cut 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.
  • 3Add some cooking oil to sauté pan add fresh diced vegetables and sweat vegetable. Add to slow cooker insert or Dutch oven.
  • 4Add 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.
  • 5if 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.
  • 6NOTE: 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