Steak Chili
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
A hearty, chunky chili made with stew beef cubes, red kidney beans, and all the best spices for the perfect chili. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) stew beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - green bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) red kidney beans
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - tsp ground cumin
  • 2 - cup(s) beef broth
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - shredded cheddar cheese**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open and drain the can of diced tomatoes. Open, drain and rinse the red kidney beans.
  2. Seed and chop the green bell pepper.
  3. In a large saucepan, brown the stew beef cubes with the minced onion and garlic powder. Stir in the chopped bell pepper, diced tomatoes, red kidney beans, chili powder, ground cumin, and saute for 5 minutes. Stir in the beef broth and let simmer for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and garnish with a few pinches of shredded cheddar cheese.
  4. Prepare the salad.
  5. Serve Steak Chili with side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Seed and chop 2 green bell peppers.
  2. Open and drain 2 cans of diced tomatoes.
  3. Open, drain and rinse 2 cans of red kidney beans.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. stew beef cubes
  • 1 Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Half of the chopped bell peppers
  • 1 - 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 15 oz. can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring all of the contents of the baggie into large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 20 minutes.

Special notes

Look for “beef for stew” cubes at your store. If you don’t find any, you can purchase a beef chuck roast and cut into 1-inch pieces.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when the garnish is omitted.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Steak Chili

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 20 minutes.
Serve with salad.