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Classic Beef Chili

Classic Beef Chili

By Traeger Kitchen

Chorizo and ground beef combine to create a one-of-a-kind chili that the whole family will love. Our recipe features the always tasty combo of ground chorizo, ground beef and ranch style beans all melting together with veggies and spices inside a Dutch oven that cooks directly on your grill grate.

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours




Number of people serving


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Units of measurement:
1 Pound ground chorizo
1 Pound ground beef
2 Tablespoon butter
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
2 Clove garlic, minced
2 Tablespoon tomato paste
2 Can (15 oz) cans ranch style beans
1 Can (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 Can (14.5 oz) can stewed tomatoes
3 Tablespoon Mexican oregano
3 Tablespoon chili powder
3 Tablespoon cumin
2 bay leaves
To Taste salt


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 350℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 2

    Brown chorizo and ground beef in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Drain excess fat and set aside. Melt butter in Dutch oven then add peppers and onion. Sauté for 10 minutes until onions are lightly browned. Add garlic and sauté 2 minutes more.

    • 1 Pound ground chorizo

    • 1 Pound ground beef

    • 2 Tablespoon butter

    • 1  green bell pepper, diced

    • 1  red bell pepper, diced

    • 1  yellow onion, diced

    • 2 Clove garlic, minced

  • 3

    Add tomato paste and cook until color changes from bright red to rust. Add beans, tomato sauce and stewed tomatoes.

    • 2 Tablespoon tomato paste

    • 2 Can (15 oz) cans ranch style beans

    • 1 Can (15 oz) can tomato sauce

    • 1 Can (14.5 oz) can stewed tomatoes

  • 4

    Bring to a simmer and stir in oregano, chili powder, cumin and bay leaves. Season with salt to taste.

    • 3 Tablespoon Mexican oregano

    • 3 Tablespoon chili powder

    • 3 Tablespoon cumin

    • 2  bay leaves

    • To Taste salt

  • 5

    Place Dutch oven directly on the grill grate and cook 45-60 minutes, adding liquid (stock, water or beer) as needed to prevent it from getting too dry.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 6

    Serve with your favorite chili toppings. Enjoy!

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