Chili is the official state dish of Texas. The change of season, autumn is a time for a bowl of chili. It’s the perfect dish to accompany falling leaves, football, family, and friends!

Chili with Toppings

Chili is a great dish for football game watching with friends and family. Serve with assorted toppings.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 16 ounce can tomato sauce

Toppings: grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the beef and onion. Cook until the beef is browned and onion is soft, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

  3. Add the garlic, chili powder, salt, cumin, oregano and pepper. Mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes.

  4. Add the flour, stirring to combine with the meat mixture. Add the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. Ladle into bowls. Serve with the toppings.