Texas-Style Chile con Carne

 Chile Colorado con Carne recipe from The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook.

In the season 4 finale of Yellowstone, the bunkhouse gets into a heated debate over whether or not chili has beans. The Unofficial Yellowstone cookbook shares a recipe for both chili with and without beans because Texas where the character “Jimmy” had recently visited, is famous for their Chile Colorado which is made without beans – it’s mainly beef and red chiles, and it is fabulous. Get the chili with beans recipe… and more in The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook.

Texas style Chile con Carne with cheese and sour cream recipe from The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook by Jackie Alpers.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Chile Colorado con Carne
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jackie Alpers
My Texas style Chile Colorado con Carne recipe from The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook.


  • 1 14-oz container frozen red chile puree
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb beef chuck cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 –3 tbsp masa harina use more for a thicker sauce
  • 1 Tbsp dried Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped chives or scallions


  • Run the container of chile puree under hot water to defrost slightly. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove the partially frozen disc of chile puree and place it on one side of the pan. (It will defrost and cook while the beef is browning.)
  • Add the beef and saute for 10 minutes or until cooked through and the chile is liquefied.
  • Reduce the heat to low, stir in the garlic, masa harina, Mexican oregano, salt, red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Add a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with cheese and chives or scallions.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Southwestern
Keyword chile colorado, chile con carne, chili, Jackie Alpers, The Unofficial Yellowsstone Cookbook

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