It’s getting a little cool outside and the leaves are coming down off the trees. You know what that means-it’s time for chili! Perfect for game days and something to warm you up on those cool fall and winter nights. You can make this delicious and simple smoked chili recipe right at home with a traditional grill, pellet smoker or cast iron pan. So follow along and let’s turn up the tasty on a classic chili recipe!
If you search on YouTube or on your Google machine, you’re going to find a ton of recipes for chili. In my opinion, a lot of chili recipes are more complicated than they need to be. Our motto is cooking meat made
easy and this recipe is just that-easy.
These chili ingredients are essential, but remember to adjust them to taste and add whatever you like!
- Two pounds of ground beef. (You can also add sausage, brisket, ground chuck, etc. You can find amazing meats from our friends at Wien’s Wagyu. Use code “RML” to save 10% on your first order!)
- Smoked paprika.
- Chili powder.
- Kosher salt.
- Ground black pepper.
- Code 3 Spices Grunt Rub.
- Green pepper.
- Black beans.
- Pinto beans.
- Chili beans.
- Kidney beans.
- Diced tomatoes.
- Tomato sauce.
The EASY Recipe
- Put the ground beef in the pan & get it pressed down as thin as possible. That’s gonna allow more smoke to cover more of the surface area.
- Go ahead and get it seasoned with the smoked paprika, chili powder, kosher salt and ground black pepper.
- Put this seasoned ground beef mixture on the smoker.
- Have your smoker rolling at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place the onion and green pepper on the hot zone or the hottest part of your pellet grill or smoker.
- The total cooking time will vary, but we want to let this cook until it reaches that internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit (we recommend this waterproof thermometer). It should take about an hour.
- Once the ground beef is fully cooked, drain the grease and discard.
- Mix in the black, pinto, chili and kidney beans.
- Add a can of diced tomatoes and half a can of tomato sauce.
- Add the cumin, chili powder and Grunt Rub and mix into the chili.
- I like to add a little bit of cilantro in my chili as well. It adds a nice, fresh flavor!
- Get it on the smoker & cook at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for about another two hours.
This chili is just absolutely incredible. An easy and delicious way to kill some time on a fall day.
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