Texas Roadhouse is an American steakhouse and restaurant chain that operates from over 500 locations in 49 US states. They also have stores in other countries like South Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Qatar, Mexico, UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. The menu includes chicken, steak, made-from-scratch rolls, and side dishes. The Texas Roadhouse Chili is a famous recipe from this restaurant.
You can now prepare this recipe at home easily. It is a copycat recipe that will taste and look like the popular food. It will have the same textures, flavors, and exotic tastes you will find in the US and global restaurants of Texas Roadhouse.
So how do you make the Texas Roadhouse Chili at home? Let’s get started.
How to Make the Texas Roadhouse Chili
You should be able to prepare this recipe easily at home. Just get the ingredients mentioned here and follow the steps, which are listed step-by-step. The ingredients mentioned here are all easily available in most places. You will have it ready in less than an hour.
6 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories390
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 24g 37%
- Sodium 591mg 25%
- Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
- Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
- Protein 26g 52%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
How Long Can You Freeze Chili?
You can freeze chili in your refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. But in the freezer, it can be stored for up to 6 months.
Make sure that the chili is frozen or refrigerated within a couple of hours after the cooking because there can be bacteria growth between 40°F and 140°F temperature. This can easily cause food poisoning. So you have to discard the cooked chili if it has been left at room temperature for 2 hours. You can easily tell if the cooked chili should be thrown away. You may see mold on it. There can be a bad odor and its flavor will also not seem right. Throw it away immediately.
Also, make sure that the chili is kept in a container that is airtight. Simply scoop it out into small portions and store it away. Always reheat before using.
It is best not to freeze or refrigerate the chili for more than 2 months because then, you may see a freezer burn flavor in it. Also, the chili can mush up when you are cooking.
Also remember, vegetable chili can never be stored away efficiently. The vegetables will get soft and mushy. You must eat it as much as you can. The best chili dishes that can be stored are made of ground meats like turkey, beef, and chicken.
Defrosting Frozen Chili
The best way of doing this is by keeping it in your microwave (defrost setting) for 3 minutes. Next, empty from your container and pour it into the saucepan. Now heat on medium temperature until you see that the texture is thick.
Sometimes, the texture could be slightly watery. This means it has lost some of its flavors. Add some seasoning and cornstarch to spice it up and thicken the chili.
What to Serve with the Texas Roadhouse Chili?
Chili is extremely versatile so there are plenty of options. It will go well with a lot of things. Prepare any of these side dishes.
- Cornbread – A great combination you will always like. Dip your cornbread in the chili and enjoy your food.
- Green Salad – There are a variety of salads you can have. They are all delicious and nutritious. Perhaps you may want to try the Southwest Salad to maintain your Texas theme. It has avocado, corn, grilled chicken, black beans, romaine lettuce, and cherry tomatoes. Toss to mix well.
- Chips and Salsa – Another great combo. It is sweet and salty and goes very well with your chili bowl. You can also dip your tortilla chips in chili.
- Coleslaw – You will love its crunchiness and zesty flavor with chili. Especially this KFC coleslaw.
- Margarita – You can also have it with the wonderful margarita cocktail just like a restaurant experience.
Tips & Tricks
Usually, there is a lot of meat and no beans in the Texas Roadhouse Chili. But, there is always room for customization. You can change to your taste so that the recipe appeals to you more. Add drained and rinsed pinto, black, kidney beans if you like.
For the chili, you can add corn if you want. With chili, there is always a lot of option. For example, you can add 1 teaspoon vinegar to make it tastier. To add more texture, just add some more meat to the chili. Go for seared beef as it is tender and savory.
You can also customize the spice ingredients by changing the portion of onion powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic powder, and oregano. Experiment with different combinations to vary the flavor, while staying close to the original texture and taste.
If you need to make your chili thicker we’ve outlined exactly how to achieve that.
Texas Roadhouse Chili is yummy and extremely popular. You can easily prepare it at home. Just get the ingredients and follow the step-by-step making process mentioned here. You will surely love this recipe. Why not invite your friends and family and show them your cooking skills?