Joanne’s Tri Tip Chili

Hello  there–  It’s such a nice thing, when your siblings marry someone you just think is just the greatest.  So I’m taking the moment to say thanks Mark, for bringing that Joanne into the family.  She’s funny, warm and that kind of of person you could just sit and talk to for hours.  Plus she makes an awesome bowl of chili.

The secret ingredient is tri-tip!!  So if you want a rich savory bowl of chili, I think this may do the trick!  Thanks Joanne!!

JOANNE’S TRI TIP CHILI
2 pounds beef tri tip
3 tab. olive oil
2 or 3 tab. Montreal steak seasoning
2   14 oz. cans petit cut tomatoes
2 cans chili beans
2 cans small white beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained and rinsed
1 pkg. Lawry’s chili seasoning
7 oz. can salsa verde
7 oz. can dice mild green chilis
28 oz. chicken broth
garnishes:  sour cream, grated cheese, green onions, avocado, tortilla strips, cilantro, chopped red onion…  (take your pick!)

Cut the tri tip into 2″ cubes (like stew meat).  Mix the oil, beef cubes and Montreal steak seasoning in a crock pot and cook for 3 to 4 hours until the beef is tender enough to shred with 2 forks.  OR- if you don’t have a crock pot (like me), mix it in a large soup pot, put on the lid and roast it in a 300 degree oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours– until it is tender enough to shred.

Shred the beef and return it to the soup pot including the juices from the meat.  Then (this is the part where you need a sturdy can opener!!), put all the rest of the ingredients into the soup pot with the meat and bring to a low simmer for 20 to 30 minutes to blend all the flavors.  That’s it. Easy and delish!

19 thoughts on “Joanne’s Tri Tip Chili

  1. What a marvelous Chili! We can’t get tri-tip out here but that’s not going to stop me! I noticed the Montreal seasoning right away! Love that stuff! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

    Mollie

    • It’s really hearty Mollie. We liked it a lot– but it makes a huge pot of chili. Glad we had friends to eat it with. Has spring hit where you are?? Snow melted? daffodils coming up? take care! xo

      • Little green things are about an inch tall in the yard at the folks. Will be headed back home next week where I have daffodils, tulips, and all kinds of little spring bulbs. We’ll see! 🙂 I might bring some things to transplant at the folk’s.

        • Wish I could see you daffodils and tulips Mollie!! They don’t grow real well here. I didn’t know you can transplant them– dig up the bulbs?? You are amazing the way you travel back and forth to be with/care for your parents. Such a blessing for them! Well, Happy Spring there!! We had freesias that just finished up and now sweet peas about the start blooming… Always fun to “talk” with you Mollie. xo

            • Love sweetpeas too Mollie! I plant them every year behind the garage and they do pretty well there. They were a favorite of my grandmother and I always think of her when they are blooming. I think we’ll have masses of them in about 2 weeks… hugs Mollie…

    • Hey Kat- we really don’t eat much beef but tri tip is one thing that comes out good on the grill for us — using the trust meat thermometer. And in this chili. I think any beef would do–since it cooks so long like stew meat. So do you use a crock pot a lot?? What are your specialities?? xox

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