How To Make Bobby Flay’s Beef Chili At Home

Bobby Flay Beef Chili

If you are thinking of making a spicy beef chili, then there’s nothing better than Bobby Flay’s recipe. It is a combination of beef, beer, spices to make it flaming hot but also chocolate and maple syrup to add sweetness and balance the spice.

Bobby Flay uses a variety of spices to make his famous beef chili. But there are some very unexpected ingredients like chocolate and maple syrup. He also tops it with toasted cumin crema made from cumin and Mexican crema. It gives the dish a creamy finish and also balances the red spicy hot dish.

To make Bobby Flay’s beef chili, put oil and meat in a pan, cook and remove. Deglaze with beer and add meat again. Cook the onions and garlic. Then, cook all the peppers until soft and add all chile powders. Add tomatoes and chicken stock. Add the beef and add water. Reduce and then add chocolate and maple syrup. Top with a cumin crema and serve.

This was just a teaser of the detailed recipe. Let’s proceed further and start making this beautiful recipe. But before going to the complete recipe, let’s check out some other recipes by some famous chefs.

1. Gordon Ramsay’s Spaghetti BologneseThis authentic spaghetti bolognese by Gordon Ramsay is one such recipe that no one would like to miss. It is a very famous recipe in Britain and isn’t actually an authentic Italian recipe. Nevertheless, it is delicious and definitely worth a try.

2. Bobby Flay’s Pizza Dough The recipe is from a very famous chef named Bobby Flay. Bobby Flay is an American celebrity chef and a renowned television personality. He is the owner of many restaurants and has written many cookbooks as well.

3. Jamie Oliver’s Crackin’ Crab BriksJamie Oliver’s recipe for the crackin’ crab briks is a perfect one to make for parties and dinner appetizers. The salad & salsa perfectly complements the crispy briks.

4. Gordon Ramsay Peruvian Chicken I love all things chicken. But when we talk about chicken recipes, nothing beats Gordon Ramsay’s recipe for the Peruvian chicken. Crispy and juicy chicken served along with green sauce and salad, this recipe is a great one to try.

Bobby Flay Beef Chili recipe

Bobby Flay’s Beef Chili Recipe

If you are thinking of making a spicy beef chili, then there's nothing better than Bobby Flay's recipe. It is a combination of beef, beer, spices to make it flaming hot but also chocolate and maple syrup to add sweetness and balance the spice.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 527 kcal


  • Dutch Oven
  • Pan


For Beef Chili

  • 7 teaspoons Vegetable Oil
  • 4 pounds Round Beef (cut into 1/2 inch slices)
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 12 ounces Dark Beer
  • 1 Large Red Onion (chopped)
  • 4 Garlic Cloves (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Habanero (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 Thai Bird Chile (seeded and chopped)
  • ½ Jalapeno (seeded and chopped)
  • ½ Poblano (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Ancho Chile Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cascabel Chile Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Chipotle Pepper Puree
  • 1 tablespoon Pasilla Chile Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican Chile Powder
  • 5 cups Chicken Stock
  • 16 ounces Tomato Puree
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Semisweet Chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • Kosher Salt (as per taste)
  • Black Pepper (as per taste)

For Toasted Cumin Crema

  • ½ teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Mexican Crema
  • Kosher Salt (as per taste)
  • Black Pepper (as per taste)


  • Take a large Dutch oven and add 2 tsp of oil in it and keep it over high heat. Add 1/3 of beef into it along with some salt and pepper and sauté it until the meat turns brown from its edges.
  • Now, add the remaining meat and do the same for all, make sure all the water drains out of it.
  • Again put this meat in the pan, sprinkle some cumin and stir. Deglaze your pan with some beer and bring it to a boil. Cook the beer until it gets almost reduced.
  • After cooking it, remove the meat from the pan and keep it aside.
  • In the same pan, add 1 tsp of oil and add onions. Cook it on medium heat until they are soft. Now, add garlic and cook them for about a couple of minutes.
  • Add habanero, Thai bird, jalapeno and poblano peppers and cook them until they are soft for about 5 minutes.
  • After this, add ancho chili pepper, cascabel chile powder, chipotle pepper puree, pasilla chile powder and new Mexican chile powder and let them cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken stock and tomatoes and bring it to a boil and wait for another 15-20 minutes.
  • Now, after the mixture is almost done, add the beef into this mixture and cook it on low heat for about 1 hour and 15 minutes until the beef tenders and the chili is thick.
  • Adjust the consistency of the chili by adding water or boiling it more to reduce it. Keep the pan covered and let the meat cook.
  • After the meat is done, remove the pan from heat and add some chocolate and maple syrup to it and stir it well until the chocolate is melted. Sprinkle some seasoning on the top and serve with toasted cumin crème.
  • To make the cumin crema, in a small sauté pan, add some cumin and roast it until golden brown and add some salt and pepper to it. Store in a squeeze bottle and serve with the beef chili.


Calories: 527kcalProtein: 38.8gFat: 29.5gCholesterol: 138.8mgSodium: 616.9mgSugar: 9.2gVitamin A: 1610IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 3.9mg
Keyword Beef Chili, Bobby Flay Pizza Dough, Bobby Flay’s Beef Chili
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