20 Minute Texas Style Chili! This Texas style chili is bursting with meat and spice, and only takes 20 minutes to come together. And this is the ideal chili to have on a Frito Pie!! Perfect for gamedays or family dinner!
Things are getting a little Texan here today! And I’m kind of excited about it. So let me introduce you to this 20 Minute Texas Style Chili!
I feel the need to preface this post and explain that yes, I am aware what Texas chili, or Texas Red, actually is. And I’m also aware it takes hours. It involves actual chili peppers, chunks of meat, precision in timing of adding ingredients. There is a science to Texas Red.
This… is not Texas Red. BUT! It is Texas style (and I feel confident in claiming that). In that it’s main ingredient is just meat. There are no beans added. We are seasoning with chiles, but in ground up form.
Basically, this is a quick and easy Texas style chili that will give you a hearty family meal when you’re pressed for time. Also in my opinion, this is the perfect chili for Frito Pie! Another Texas tradition.
This version has a little bit more heat than my go to turkey chili, but it’s still not very hot. You can always amp up the chili powder if you want a bit more heat.
Now the Frito Pie is another Texas tradition. They’re always for sale at the soccer fields. And everywhere else!
Another disclaimer for the purists. Typically Frito Pie would just be loaded up with cheese and onion. Not the jalapeño. I know, I know. I personally love jalapeños and put them on everything. My kids on the other hand don’t load on the jalapeño. Or the onions. Darn kids.
20 Minute Texas Style Chili
This chili can be made in 20 minutes! Win.
Perfect for Frito Pie. Amazing.
Not Texas Red, but a quick and easy substitute and waaaaay better than a canned chili.
Frito Pie typically only has cheese and onion. But I say, load it up!!!
PS.. Can I just take a moment to say, FINALLY. I did a photo shoot showing the actual plates we use in the house. Styrofoam. Seriously. I have 4 kids. Who eat all meals at home. You know how many dishes I do??
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