And when I say cold, I mean Texas cold…40ish degrees 😂! Believe it or not, for many people that’s really cold and I just happen to be one of those people lol. Winter has always been my least favorite season. Sure I love the holidays that take place during Winter, lighting the fireplace, hot cocoa and warm apple cider, but my love for the season literally ends on January 1st. The remaining weeks are spent hoping the next cold front doesn’t interrupt Houston’s average 70 degree temperatures!
Cold weather typically ignites the culinary artist within…at least that has been my experience. Chilis, stews, soups, and other cozy dishes are usually on 90% of our stoves and my sister’s recipe for a hearty 3 meat chili has warmed my soul for several winters now.
Michelle and I usually bump heads in the kitchen but this is one dish I had to give her credit for. Sure I may have perfected the dish Angila Style, but she had a good foundation for me to start. 😜
I’m confident this recipe will also become a winter staple in your households for many years to come! Enjoy!
- 1 lb. Ground chuck
- 1 lb. Lean stew meat
- 3 smoked sausage links of choice
- Frozen seasoning blend
- 2 TBSP tomato paste
- 1/2 C. Beef broth
- 1 regular sized can Rotel
- 1 can pinto or kidney beans
- 1 TBSP chili powder
- 1 TBSP cumin powder
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 TBSP dried parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Start by chopping up your stew meat into 1/2 inch pieces and brown in 1 TBSP vegetable oil. Cook in 2 batches to avoid crowding your pan. Cook for 7 minutes until lightly browned.
- Transfer stew meat to crock pot or pressure cooker while the other meats are being prepared.
- In the same skillet, add ground beef and chopped sausage links and cook 5 minutes. Add 1/2 C. frozen seasoning blend and saute 5 more minutes.
4. Transfer meat to the pot of stew meat. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. For an additional boost of flavor, you can add half a packet of HEB chili seasoning mix or your preferred brand.
5. Cook on low or the slow cook setting on your pressure cooker for 8 hours.
Top with your favorite toppings such as shredded cheese, green or red onion, fresh jalapeno, avocado, sour cream, fritos, and more. Serve with or without steamed rice and with your favorite cornbread recipe!