Round Steak Chili Recipe
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Round Steak Chili Recipe

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The addition of round steak gives this chili recipe a nice change of pace. Everyone in my family just loves it!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 pound beef top round steak
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (46 ounces) V8 juice
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 1 can (16 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon each celery seed, paprika and ground mustard and cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 254 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 1275mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 9g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. Cut meat into 1/2-in. cubes. In a large kettle or Dutch oven, brown meat, onion and garlic in oil. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 hours. Discard bay leaf before serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Round Steak Chili in Country Extra September 1996, p49

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 40206
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"We love this recipe because it doesn't contain ground beef! I usually put in almost 2 lbs of steak, and add some kind of beans at the end. It's a great recipe to make while watching football. Just get up to stir it every now and then, and add a loaf of freshly baked bread. And yes, as lje-hm notes, the recipe repeats the tomatoes and celery, (an error)."

lje-hm User ID: 1161002 39573
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"I want to try this recipe because I think using round steak instead of hamburger would be a yummy change of pace but am a little confused. In list of ingredients it shows a 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes, 2 cups celery, a 16 ounce can crushed tomatoes, 2 cups celery - is this a misprint or does this chili use 4 cups celery and 2 different size cans of crushed tomatoes?"

pattyntodd User ID: 6430210 40203
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"This is great. I use lean ground beef instead of the round steak. I let people top their chili with onions, sour cream & shredded cheese."

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