Braised Beef Chili


Bite size chunks of beef are seared and then braised low and slow in a simmering pot of tomato and spices. This results in seriously tender pieces of beef swimming in a savory bean stew. And don’t forget to top it with some crunchy corn nuts and all the classic fixings!

Yield: 8 Servings

Braised Beef Chili

Prep time: 30 MinCook time: 3 HourTotal time: 3 H & 30 M


  • 2 pounds Beef Chuck, cubed into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 TB Avocado Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion (about 2 cups), diced
  • 1 Jalapeño, diced (seeds removed if you don’t want it too spicy)
  • 2 Bell Peppers, diced
  • 5 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 TB Tomato Paste
  • 1 TB Kosher Salt, plus more
  • 3 TB Chili Powder
  • 1 TB Ground Cumin
  • 1 TB Oregano
  • 1 TB Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 15 oz can Diced Tomato
  • 15 oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cups Beef Stock (Unsalted/Low Sodium)
  • 15 oz can Pinto beans
  • 15 oz can Black beans
  • Optional Toppings: Corn Nuts, Chopped Cilantro, Sour Cream, Pickled Jalapeños, Lime Wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. Pat beef dry with paper towels and season with kosher salt.
  3. Heat a Dutch oven or large oven safe pot to high heat with avocado oil.
  4. Working in batches, sear beef until browed on all sides (about 3 minutes per batch) and then remove to a bowl and set aside.
  5. Lower the heat to medium, and add in onion, bell peppers, jalapeños, and garlic.
  6. Sauté for 5 minutes then add in tomato paste, 1 TB of kosher salt and spices.
  7. Toast the spices for about a minute then pour in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and beef stock.
  8. Stir everything together, and then add the cubes of beef back in with all the juices in the bottom of the bowl.
  9. Bring pot to a boil then cover and place in the oven for 2 hours.
  10. Remove the pot from the oven and place back on the burner to low heat.
  11. Add in both beans and simmer covered for 15 minutes.
  12. If needed, season with a little more salt. Serve with favorite toppings.
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