Beef Brisket Game Day Gatherings Gluten-Free Kitchen Main Dish One Pot Meal Paleo Soup & Stew

5-4-3-2-1… Brisket ‘Chili’

By Mike Kerslake

I put chili in quotes because purists say ‘real’ chili has no beans. This has beans…and a ton of full-on Dizzy Pig flavor, thanks to the extensive use of a wide range of the line-up. The countdown name comes from the amounts of each spice in creating the recipe. Adjust to your own tastes.


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Servings: 10-12
Time: About ½ hr hands-on, rest of the time is simmering to meld flavors, another hour or so


  1. Over medium-high setting, heat the lard/oil in a large dutch oven and when shimmering, add the leftover cubed brisket/beef and heat through, rendering out any surface fat. Remove and hold warm.
  2. Add onions, garlic and bell pepper to the pot and saute until slightly softened.
  3. Return the cubed beef and incorporate gently, so as not to break up the meat.
  4. Add the strained kidney beans and tomatoes (with juice) and stir to loosen bits on the bottom of the pot.
  5. Add all of the spice blends, stirring to incorporate and until lightly warmed to release oils and flavors.
  6. Add the beef broth to just cover all ingredients, 4-6 cups worth.
  7. Simmer gently until beef is very soft, everything is looking warm and cozy. Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped scallions, toasty rolls or whatever your preferred accompaniment may be!