Feb 7, 2014

Beef and Bean Chili Recipe by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

6 Reviews

Serves: 4 to 6 // Prep time: 30 minutes | Grilling time: 1½ to 1¾ hours | Special equipment: grill-proof Dutch oven

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 jalapeño chile peppers
  • 2 limes
  • 3 scallions
  • 1 yellow onions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 2.5 lb beef chuck steaks, each 1 to ¾" thick

Oil and Spices

  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • .75 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  • .5 tsp hot pepper sauce


  • 4 oz cheddar cheese
  • .25 cups sour cream


  • 1 cans crushed tomatoes (each 28 oz)
  • 2 tbsp golden brown sugar
  • 1.5 pints low-sodium beef stock (or broth)
  • 3 tbsp masa harina corn flour
  • 2 cans red kidney beans (each 15 oz)

Special Equipment

  • grill-proof Dutch oven


  • 2½ pounds beef chuck steaks, each 1 to ¾ inch thick, cut into ¾-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 3 cups low-sodium beef stock or broth
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes in juice
  • 3 tablespoons masa harina
  • 2 tablespoons packed golden brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 cans (each 15 ounces) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Coarsely grated cheddar cheese
  • Chopped scallions (white and light green parts only)
  • Chopped jalapeño chile pepper
  • Sour cream


  1. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat (400° to 500°F) and preheat a grill-proof Dutch oven for 10 minutes.

  2. Season the beef chuck pieces with 1 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Warm the oil in the Dutch oven over direct medium-high heat. Add half of the beef and cook, with the grill lid closed, until browned on a couple sides, about 5 minutes, stirring once. Transfer the browned beef to a plate. Brown the remaining beef in the same way.

  3. To the Dutch oven with the second batch of beef, add the first batch of beef and the onion and cook over direct medium-high heat, with the grill lid closed, until the onion is slightly softened, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the jalapeño and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add the broth, tomatoes, masa harina, brown sugar, cumin, paprika, oregano, smoked paprika, and the remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Mix well. Bring to a boil. 

  4. Lower the temperature of the grill to medium-low heat (about 300°F). Move the Dutch oven over indirect medium-low heat, close the grill lid, and simmer until the beef is fork-tender, 1½ to 1¾ hours, stirring occasionally. During the last 15 minutes of cooking time, stir in the beans and hot pepper sauce. 

  5. Remove the Dutch oven from the grill, skim off and discard any grease from the surface, and stir in the lime juice. Ladle the chili into bowls and serve warm with cheese, scallions, jalapeño, and sour cream.

6 Reviews

Average Rating

Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Feb 21, 2014

Dave W

Grill or no grill, it's good chili

The more ingredients, the more layers of flavor. Good chili takes time. Just okay chili can be done in under a half hour. This is now one of three go-to chili recipes.

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Feb 21, 2014



Following the recipe except added ground pork to the beef --This was the best chili..... Did I mention I did not use a grill??
I did it on the stovetop and it was still delicious.... !!!

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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