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Out West Cowboy Steak Chili

Out West Cowboy Steak Chili combines tender steak, pinto beans and poblano chili peppers for a hearty meal with a subtle campfire cooked taste.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Beef, Soups, Stews, Chowders
Keyword: Football Food, One Pot Meal, Steak Chili
Servings: 6


  • 3 tbsp lard or bacon grease (divided) can use vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion cut in half then thin sliced
  • 2 poblano peppers cut in half then thin sliced
  • 1 serrano pepper diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Tajin Mexican Seasoning
  • 2 lb chuck roast cut in cubes
  • 1 can pinto beans or your favorite beans
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 can beer I used Modelo
  • 1 cup salsa verde aka green enchilada sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 small corn tortilla torn in very small pieces


  • In a large soup pot, saute onion, poblano pepper, serrano pepper and garlic in 1 tbsp lard over medium high heat.
  • Remove vegetables to a small bowl and set aside.
  • Season chuck roast cubes with Tajin and sear in pot, working in batches. Making sure to brown all sides.
  • Add vegetables back to pot, along with remaining ingredients, including torn corn tortillas.
  • Simmer for about 2 hours or until beef is tender.