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Round Steak Chili

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


  • 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


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

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  • jmkasprak
    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
    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
    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.