Chef Shawn's Chili Recipe

Are you ready to experience a flavor-packed chili unlike any other? Then you’ll love my personal chili recipe, which includes the one-of-a-kind flavors of Real Salt Chili Lime Seasoning and Chef’s Blend Smoked Real Salt. This recipe is perfect for game day, potlucks, or any other occasion that calls for a hearty, flavorful meal. Plus, it's easy to customize by adjusting the amount of spice or adding your favorite ingredients. Give this recipe a try and taste the magic for yourself!


  • 1lb. diced tri-tip (or steak of choice)
  • 1lb. of ground beef (from Redmond Heritage Farm if you live in Utah!)
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 cups diced hatch green chilies
  • 3 cups diced tomatoes
  • 6 tomatillos (peeled, cleaned, quartered)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 12 oz. can (1 1/2 cups) dark red kidney beans (optional)
  • 1/2 cup diced green onion
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 whole jalapeno (finely diced)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. Real Salt Chili Lime Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • A dash of Chef’s Blend Smoked Real Salt


  • Add olive oil to a 2-quart saucepan and place over medium-high heat.
  • Add diced steak, season with Kosher Real Salt, and cook until brown.
  • Remove the steak from the pan and set aside.
  • Add ground beef to the pan, season with Kosher Real Salt, and cook until brown.
  • Remove ground beef from the pan and set aside. Drain fat from the pan if desired.
  • Add onion, tomatillos, garlic, jalapenos, and red pepper. Cook until tender.
  • Add the steak and ground beef back into the pan with the veggies.
  • Stir all ingredients together.
  • Add cinnamon, Real Salt Chili Lime Seasoning, and paprika, and stir well.
  • Add Worcestershire, white vinegar, balsamic vinegar, green chilies, beans, and tomatoes.
  • Lower heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Before serving, garnish with Chef’s Blend Smoked Real Salt, green onions, and cilantro.

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