MJ's Award-Winning Chili is made with tender beef chuck roast simmered to perfection, onions, peppers, chili beans, fire-roasted tomatoes, and mexican spices. A perfect prize-winning chili recipe. www.modernhoney.com


  • 1 – 3 lb.(approx) Chuck Roast, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Pepper
  • 1 Onion, finely diced
  • 1 Red Pepper, finely diced
  • 1 Jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1 – 12 ounce can Dr. Pepper or Coke
  • 3 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin Powder
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 – 14 ounce can Beef Broth
  • 2 – 14.5-ounce cans Hunt’s Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can Bush’s Chili Pinto Beans
  • 1 can Bush’s Chili Kidney Beans
  • 1 can Bush’s Chili White Great Northern Beans


  • ¼ cup Masa Flour (plus enough water to make a paste)
  • 1 cup Mexican shredded cheese (added to the chili to add creaminess)


  • Mexican Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream or Mexican Crema
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Tortilla Strips
  • Jalapeno Slices


  1. Heat dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Add oil and heat for 2 minutes. Add chunks of beef, trying to avoid overcrowding the pot. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Stir in onions.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes or until beef begins to brown.
  4. If making the chili in the pot, keep beef in pot. If making chili in a slow cooker, remove beef and place in slow cooker.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in red pepper, jalapenos, Dr. Pepper, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, cinnamon, beef broth, and fire-roasted tomatoes.
  6. Reduce heat to low and cover.
  7. Cook for 1-2 hours on low or until beef is tender. If making in a slow cooker, cook for 7-8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high.
  8. With about 30 minutes left of cooking time, add beans. If using masa, stir in the masa paste (mix masa with enough water to form a thick paste) now. Let simmer for 30 minutes.
  9. If adding cheese, add in about 10 minutes before serving to give it time to melt.
  10. Season to taste. Add more salt and pepper, if desired.
  11. Top with Mexican cheeses, sour cream, cilantro, avocado, and tortilla strips.
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