Aaron McCargo, Jr.'s Steak Fajita Chili

Save Recipe
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 2 hr
  • Yield: 6 minutes
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups canola oil

2 pounds boneless beef short ribs

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

10 cups low-sodium beef broth

1 small onion, finely diced

1 red or green bell pepper, chopped

1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin

2 tablespoons hot chili powder

1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

Guacamole, sour cream, taco-blend cheese and fried tortilla strips, for garnish

Directions

  1. Heat 1/4 cup canola oil in a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper and sear until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer the meat to another large pot (set the first pot aside) and add the broth. Cover and cook until tender, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 cup oil in the reserved pot over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, cumin, chili powder, oregano, flour, 1 tablespoon pepper, and salt to taste. Cook, stirring, until the flour is smooth, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside until the meat is done.
  3. Transfer the short ribs to a cutting board; cover the broth and set aside. Let the meat cool slightly, then cut into chunks. Place the pot with the vegetables over medium-high heat. Slowly add the warm broth and whisk until smooth. Stir in the chopped short ribs and the beans, bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 15 minutes. Ladle into bowls and garnish with guacamole, sour cream, cheese and fried tortilla strips, for a little extra crunch.

Quick Chili

Dragon's Breath Chili

Red Beef Chili

Skirt Steak Fajitas with Lime, Chili, and Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Short Rib Chili

Game Day Chili

Fa-Guy-Ta Chili

🤤 More Drool-Worthy Recipes