Dad's Hearty Smokey Steak Chili
Author: Nikki
My Dad's Hearty Smokey Steak Chili is not your average bowl of chili! With steak cooked to perfection on a smoker (can be grilled if desired) it is hearty and packed with a delicious smokey flavor!
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound tri tip steak, or New York strip steak
  • 15 ounce can red kidney beans, drained
  • 15 ounce can black beans, drained
  • 15 ounce can white beans, drained
  • 15 ounce tomato sauce
  • 1 bottle Catalina fat free dressing
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. Season steak with salt and pepper and rub into meat.
  2. Grill steak on the barbeque or smoke in your wood pellet grill to medium well. Let steak rest for 10 minutes, and then cut into bite size pieces.
  3. In a large pot, cook ground beef and drain.
  4. Add kidney beans, black beans, white beans, tomato sauce, Catalina dressing, chili power, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper, and steak.
  5. Taste and add more chili powder and salt to your liking.
  6. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes.
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