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Big Boy Chili

5 servings


10 minutes

active time

55 minutes

total time


2 lbs 85/15 beef

½ lb potatoes

1 medium poblano pepper

1 small onion

1 Tbsp minced garlic

4 stalks green onions

1 medium jalapeño

2 tbsp chili powder

1 Tbsp smoked paprika

1 Tbsp cumin

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 cup dry rice

29 oz can tomato sauce

14 ½ oz can petite diced tomatoes

14 ½ oz can beef broth

15 ½ oz can red kidney beans

½ cup shredded cheese

5 tbsp sour cream

½ cup all purpose flour

½ cup yellow cornmeal

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

1 egg

¼ cup sugar

½ cup milk

2 tbsp oil


For The Chili

Heat a large pot over medium high heat and add in your beef, allowing the fat to render out and the meat to brown. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

While the beef is cooking, wash and cut all of your vegetables. Cut the potatoes into a large dice, onion into a small dice, the poblano into a medium dice, the green onions into small slices and the jalapeño into thin slices.

When the beef is about 90% of the way cooked, move it to the perimeter of the pot and allow the fat to pool in the center. Dump the chili powder, paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper into the oil and allow the spices to bloom for 30 seconds or so.

Mix the spices into the beef and add in the onions and peppers. Allow those to cook for 1 to 2 minutes then add in the garlic, potatoes, and rice. Stir to combine.

Add in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, broth, and beans. Bring to a light boil, reduce the heat to medium low and cover. Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the potatoes have softened and rice has cooked.

This is a thick chili. If you want a soupier consistency, add more broth or water.

For the Cornbread

While the chili is stewing, start the cornbread.

In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients until combined and no clumps remain.

In a separate bowl, crack an egg and beat it.

Add in the sugar, milk, and oil. Mix until the oil has combined with the other ingredients and the sugar has dissolved.

Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until smooth.

Spray 5 wells of a muffin tin with oil and divide the batter evenly 5 ways. You can also cook this in a cake pan, it may affect the time though.

Bake at 400°F (204°C) for 15 minutes or until the tops just start to brown.

For the Chili

After the chili has been stewing for 20-30 minutes, remove the lid and test the rice and potatoes for doneness. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


This recipe makes 5 servings. Divide the contents of the pot evenly between 5 meal prep containers. Divide ½ cup (56)g of cheese between the containers. Also top them with 1 tbsp or 14g of sour cream. Each dish gets a sprinkling of green onions and a few jalapeño slices.

To store the cornbread, I just wrap it in foil and place it on the counter.


Serving Size



1051 kcal

Total Fat

43 g

Saturated Fat


Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat






Total Carbohydrate

110 g

Dietary Fiber


Total Sugars



56 g

5 servings


10 minutes

active time

55 minutes

total time
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