Backdoor Chili


***PART 1***
2 tbsp cooking oil
3 lbs Beef chuck tender, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 lb Lean ground beef
30 oz beef broth
8 oz tomato sauce
4 dashes Tabasco sauce (tapatio and more than 4 dashes)
1 1/2 tbsp onion powder
3/4 tsp cayenne pepper

***PART 2***
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tbsp cumin
3/4 tsp white pepper
4-6 tbsp New Mexico chili powder
salt to taste

add 4 oz strong coffee and 1-2 oz chocolate.


Heat oil in Dutch oven. When oil is simmering add all beef. Brown beef. Stir in remaining ingredients of Part 1. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 1 1/2 hours, adding water or beef broth as needed, until beef is tender. Stir in the ingredients of Part 2. Simmer uncovered about 30 minutes or until desired consistency is reached.

3 thoughts on “Backdoor Chili

    1. Hey Miss Susie,

      I did use the optional ingredients. They add a ton of depth to the flavor and will leave your guests guessing what you added. I suggest using a Mexican chocolate but any will do. Brew that coffee strong or use espresso instead. Add those ingredients with Part 2 of the recipe.


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