Chili with Sirloin Steak and Sweet Italian Sausage

More often than not, chili is center stage when it comes to watching football or attending a tailgate. It is easy to make ahead of time (so you aren’t working in the kitchen while the game is on) and then reheating in a slow cooker. I’ve even reheated it on a grill in a large stock pot, if your tailgating set-up doesn’t have a power source to plug in a slow cooker.

My favorite chili recipe is my Sirloin Steak and Sweet Italian Sausage Chili! It’s braised in the oven slow and low—giving the meat time to fall apart and the flavors to meld together. There aren’t any beans in this chili, but it would be easy to add them!

I usually make this chili with a side of my gluten free cornbread. It is the same recipe from my Cornbread Muffins Stuffed with Mini Hot Dogs, but I usually pour the batter into a cake pan or loaf pan, bake, and slice. Don’t forget all the great toppings we have to offer to take your chili to the next level!


Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the steak and sear on all sides. Remove steak and set aside. Add the sausage and cook until browned. Remove sausage and add it to the steak.

Add the onions and sauté until translucent then add the pepper; continue to cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Add the cooked steak and sausage, tomatoes, bay leaves, cinnamon, cumin, oregano, paprika, salt, and bone broth. Bring to a boil, cover, remove from heat, and place in oven. Braise in the oven for 2 hours (or until steak is soft and tears apart easily). Remove bay leaves and cinnamon stick and serve.

Top with yogurt, sour cream, crème fraiche, shredded cheese, green onions, avocado, guacamole, cilantro, black olives, crackers or any of your favorite chili toppings.

Recipe Credit

Beth Blessing (Organic Beth) has a Masters in Nutrition and is the co-founder of Green Bean Delivery. She is a mother of three that loves supporting family farms and searching for unique, artisanal products. Her goal is to help others eat better and live a more natural, holistic life through healthy recipes and practical tips. Follow her on Facebook: @OrganicBeth