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Copycat Steak 'n Shake Chili

Copycat Steak 'n Shake Chili

Steak 'N Shake chili is my all-time favorite restaurant chili! It's got a really specific THICK texture - almost a sauce - that is unlike any other. And - after three tries - I FIGURED IT OUT!! I finally made a copycat recipe that is identical to Steak 'N Shakes chili!
4.18 from 179 votes
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 6



  • Brown ground beef and salt in oil in a dutch oven style pan (high sides)
  • Pour soup and 1/2 can of kidney beans (some liquid from beans is fine - do not drain) into mini blender. Blend for 1 minute - pulsing until completely pureed.
  • Drain ground beef
  • Add soup & bean mixture and all remaining ingredients to pot with beef
  • Bring to a simmer, then turn heat to the LOWEST setting and simmer for an hour
  • Serve with diced onion, grated cheese and oyster crackers
  • You can also serve on top of spaghetti for a Steak 'n Shake 3-way!
Keyword chili, copycat
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