Texas Chili Recipe with Lyke Minded

In collaboration with Lyke Minded, we bring you a Texas chili recipe from the new Lyke Minded Cookbook. Created to be displayed wide-open on a kitchen island, this visionary cookbook features aesthetically pleasing homestyle recipes developed by Ali Primrose, a food enthusiast with a passion for artful cuisine who believes in eating with intention.


For the Paste—

  • 1 dried pasilla
  • 1 dried guajillo pepper, optional as they are very spicy
  • 1-3 dried chile de arbol
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Meat—

  • Chuck meat (cubed into bite size pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 9 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 2 diced yellow onions
  • 1-can of Modelo
  • 1-container of beef broth
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 4-cans of beans
  • 1-can tomato paste


  • Cheese
  • Jalapeño
  • Sour cream
  • Green onions
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Fried onions


In a large dutch oven over medium heat, add olive oil and dried chiles. Sauté the chiles for 6-8 minutes until you smell the aroma. Let cool and remove the stems and seeds from the chiles and place into a blender with water. Puree for 1 minute or until the texture of the paste is smooth.

Add olive oil to the same dutch oven over medium heat. Add chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper to the cubed chuck meat. Add the chuck meat to the pot with the minced garlic. Stir the beef to brown the sides. Remove and reserve the beef for later.

Add remaining 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat and add yellow onions, cook until transparent. Add 2 tablespoons of the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Return the beef to the pot and then add the Modelo and stir. Add the chile paste to the pot and stir. Incorporate the beer and paste, keeping the heat on medium. Add the beef broth, beans, and tomato paste. Bring the chili to a simmer and continue stirring. Simmer uncovered for 2-3 hours. Create a roux with the remaining 2 cloves of minced garlic and flour. Pour into a pot. Turn off the heat and continue stirring. The chili will thicken over time. Garnish with toppings.

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