Ground Beef is jazzed up with spices, passata or tomato puree, chipotle and beans for that perfect Chilli!

I love me a mean Chilli – ground beef and beans simmered together is pure comfort food. Of course there are many variations of this humble dish. I often make an Indian version but my kid’s fave is this Texas style Chilli with it’s Tex Mex influence. The Beef is hearty but you can switch protein to Chicken or Turkey.

My special BBQ blend, Cumin and Celery salt gives incredible flavour while the addition of Chipotles in Adobo sauce gives the Chilli it’s smokey flavor.

Texas Chilli

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  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup diced Onions
  • 2 tbsps sliced fresh Jalapeño
  • 2 tbsps minced Garlic
  • 2 lbs regular ground Beef
  • 2 tbsps BBQ spice
  • 1 tbsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp Celery salt
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsps Chipotles in Adobo sauce
  • 700 gms Passata or Tomato puree
  • 2 cups diced Tomatoes
  • 2 cups mixed canned Beans
  • 1 cup Beef Stock

Garnish – optional

  • Shredded Cheese
  • Crispy tortilla chips
  • Corn
  • Sour Cream
  • Wedge of Lime


  • Heat the oil and sweat the onions
  • Add the slices of jalapeños and minced garlic
  • Add the ground beef, BBQ spice, cumin and celery salt
  • Mix this in and add the chipotle in adobo sauce
  • Add the passata or tomato puree and mix it in
  • Add the diced tomatoes
  • Add in the mixed canned beans, cover and cook for about 5 mins
  • Add the beef stock
  • Add salt to taste
  • Cook for a few more minutes and serve with all the garnishes as needed