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Texas Sized Chili Bar

This will bring you the grand prize trophy at your next Chili Cook-off! A Texas sized Chili Bar with a array of toppings will please everyone!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Soup
Keyword award-winning chili recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil or any cooking oil
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 - 1 1/2 lbs. Ground Beef
  • Salt + Pepper
  • 1 - 12 ounce can of Dr. Pepper
  • 2 - 14 1/2 ounce cans Tomato Sauce
  • 1 - 14 1/2 ounce can Chili Beans
  • 1 - 14 1/2 ounce can Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Ancho Chili Powder or any Chili Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Ranch Dressing Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Salt

Chili Bar Toppings:

  • Mexican Cheeses
  • Sour Cream or Mexican Crema
  • Fresh Limes
  • Green Onions
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Tortilla Chips or Strips

Instructions

  1. Heat pot over medium heat and add oil. Heat for 1 minute and add diced onions. Let cook for 2-3 minutes. Add ground beef and let brown, breaking up into small pieces as it is cooking. Generously season with salt and pepper.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low and add Dr. Pepper, tomato sauce, chili beans, diced tomatoes, taco seasoning, chili powder, ranch dressing mix, and garlic salt.
  3. Simmer for 20-30 minutes to let flavors intensify.
  4. Ladle into bowls and top with cheese, sour cream, green onions, cilantro, avocado, tortilla strips, and sprinkle with fresh lime.