Lone Star Chili

17 November, 2023

            Lone Star Chili


Prep Time: 15 Minutes 

Cook: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Ready In:  1 Hour 45 Minutes 


Ingredients (Serves 8):

  • 2 lb. of Nolan Ryan Beef Ground Chuck
  • 1 cup of beer 
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp of chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 10 oz of diced tomatoes and green chiles 
  • 8 oz of tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp of cornmeal



1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over MEDIUM heat until hot. Add Ground Beef and cook 8-10 minutes, breaking beef into small crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove the beef and set aside to drain.

2. Add olive oil and onion to skillet; cook until nicely browned.

3. Add back in beef, along with garlic, chili powder, cayenne, cumin and salt.
Stir to combine.

4. Add in the beer, diced tomatoes and green chilies, and tomato sauce, then bring to a low simmer. Cover with a lid and allow to bubble and simmer so sauce reduces and thickens, and the flavors intensify, about 1 hour.

5. After an hour, stir through the cornmeal which will help to thicken the sauce. If sauce s arts to get too thick, add a little water, and if it’s not yet thick enough, continue to simmer until desired consistency is reached.


Recipe courtesy of Beef Loving Texans and the Texas Beef Council