Texas Roadhouse Chili

Avocado and red onion on top of a bowl of Texas chili.

5 from 6 reviews

Looking for the perfect Southern chili recipe? Look no further than this copycat Texas Roadhouse Chili Recipe is it. The sweet and savory blend of delicious spices will have you feeling cozy and satisfied. And the best part is this Texas Roadhouse Chili copycat recipe makes 6 servings, so there will be enough for the whole family!



1 pound ground beef 

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 yellow or white onion, diced

2 tablespoon chili powder 

2 tablespoon cumin

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 teaspoons salt

2 (15 ounces) cans crushed tomatoes

1 1/2 cup bone broth, or beef/chicken/veggie broth

1 (15 ounces) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Optional topping:

1/4 chilis, sliced

sour cream

1/2 cup green onions, chopped (optional)

lime wedges

avocado, sliced


  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil on medium-high heat. 
  2. Add in the onions and garlic. Cook until garlic is fragrant and onions are translucent - about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the ground beef and break it apart with a wooden spoon. Stir the meat until it is browned - about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, brown sugar, pepper, and salt. Stir until combined. Then add the crushed tomatoes, broth, and kidney beans. Stir again.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium-low and allow the chili to simmer uncovered for about 25 minutes. Don’t forget to keep stirring to avoid burning.
  6. Serve with chilis, sour cream, green onions, lime wedges, and avocado on top.

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