Red River Chili Recipe

J. Alexander’s is known for its delicious soups and starters. Join us as our professional chef, James Filaroski, shares his award-winning recipe for Red River Chili. This meaty chili with beans offers complex flavors and will become your new fall favorite dish to serve to friends and family.

James Filaroski
J. Alexander’s Team


If you want to cook your own Red River Chili at home, here are the ingredients you will need to make about one gallon of chili, serving 6-8 people.


For the chili:
  • Ground Chuck – 2.5 lbs
  • Santa Cruz Chili Powder – 1/4 cup
  • Ground Cumin – 1 Tbsp
  • Cajun Seasoning – 1/2 Tbsp
  • Diced White Onions – 2 cups
  • Crushed Garlic – 2 Tbsp
  • Beef Stock – 2 Cups
  • Worcestershire Sauce – 2 Tbsp
  • Tomato Paste – 1/2 cup
  • Liquid Smoke – 1/2 Tbsp
  • A1 Steak Sauce – 2 Tbsp
  • Brown Sugar – 1 Tbsp
  • Ranch Beans – 3 cups
  • Peeled Tomatoes – 3 cups.


For the garnish:
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Diced onions
  • Shredded cheddar cheese


Brown the beef on medium heat in a medium soup pan. Incorporate the other ingredients and stir. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 30 minutes. Add the desired garnish to taste. Watch the full video for more details on how to cook Red River Chili.