Secret Chili Recipe

Secret Chili Recipe

I call this “secret” because its not your ordinary chili recipe, and because it is so different than most, you might even want to enter it in a contest.  I am still adjusting it, but so far this is the winner in my house.  There is not much different from my original chili recipe, however this one uses 3 different cuts or type of beef: ground beef; short rib side cut; skirt steak.


  • 8oz Ground Beef
  • 10oz Short Ribs on bone, side cut
  • 8oz Skirt Steak
  • 1 Can (15oz) Dark Red Kidney Beans
  • 1 Can (15oz) Small Pink Kidney Beans
  • 1 teaspoon Better than Bullion
  • 2.5 Cups Regular Chicken Broth
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, shaved
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 1 Small Orange Bell Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Small (6 oz) Can Tomato Paste (its hard to get all the paste out anyway, 3-5 ounces will do, )
  • 1 finely diced Jalapeno slice
  • 1 Tablespoon Packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Ounces Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Ounce each of Salt & Pepper.


  1. Sear skirt steak on both sides, remove, allow to cool, dice finely.
  2. Sear short ribs on both sides, remove
  3. Brown ground beef
  4. Remove excess fat with paper towel or drink.
  5. Deglaze with some apple cider vinegar
  6. Add tomato paste, herbs, finely diced onions and peppers.
  7. Allow vegetable to soften, add bullion and chicken stock, along with all the meat(s).
  8. Cook for 1 hour and add in well-rinsed beans
  9. After 2 hours add light brown sugar
  10. Total Cooking time 2.5 to 3 hours


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