Traeger Wood Pellet Grills 5 Alarm Texas Chili

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5 Alarm
Texas Chili

  • Difficulty3/5
  • Prep time35 mins
  • Cook time6 hrs
  • Serves8 – 12
  • HardwoodHickory

We’ve got flavor the size of Texas. Thick-cut beef shoulder, jalapeño, poblano, and chipotle peppers are stirred into a tomato and beer-based chili and slow braised over hickory.


  • 4 lb beef shoulder or beef stew meat, chopped into 3/4” cubes
  • 2 bottles Stout Beer
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 small onions, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 small cans chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 (15 oz) cans black beans, strained and rinsed
  • 2 (15 oz) cans kidney beans, strained and rinsed
  • 2 (28 oz) cans plum tomatoes with juices
  • 2 (28 oz) cans chopped tomatoes with juices
  • 2 (28 oz) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1/3 cup cumin
  • 1/4 cup dry oregano
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 bar of chocolate, optional
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 325 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

On the stove-top, pre-heat a dutch oven. Chop meat and generously season on all sides with salt and pepper.

Add olive oil to dutch oven and brown beef on all sides – working in two batches as not to crowd the pan.

After browning the meat, add beer to the dutch oven and cover until it comes to a boil.

In a separate pan on the stovetop, add olive oil, onion and garlic and sauté until slightly browned and translucent. Add peppers and cook for about 10 minutes or until they begin to soften.

Add the onions and peppers to the meat and beer mixture. Then add the beans, tomatoes, chipotle peppers and seasoning. Cover with lid and let come to a simmer.

Transfer the dutch over to the Traeger grill and cook at 325 degrees F uncovered, for 3 hours or until the beef is extremely tender.

Add tomato paste and stir. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.

Optionally, finely chop the chocolate bar and add to the chili at the last minute, stirring thoroughly. Enjoy!

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