Texas Roadhouse, Inc. operates a chain of casual-dining restaurants catering to blue-collar families, offering a menu of steak, chicken, side dishes, and made-from-scratch rolls. Texas Roadhouse operates 182 restaurants in 34 states. The company's restaurants feature a southwestern décor, hand-painted murals, neon signs, and jukeboxes, offering patrons a free, unlimited supply of peanuts and inexpensive entrées. The per guest check average is $13.53, roughly two-thirds less than the per guest check average of the company's largest competitor, Outback Steakhouse, Inc. Texas Roadhouse targets secondary markets for expansion, preferring communities with populations above 60,000 and a high concentration of working-class families. The company is controlled by its founder and chairman, W. Kent Taylor, who owns approximately 60 percent of Texas Roadhouse stock.





Texas Roadhouse Chili

Texas Roadhouse Chili
Copycat Recipe

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 medium Vidalia onion, diced
3 cloves minced garlic
3 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 pound ground beef chuck
6 links or 1 large Mexican Chorizo - removed from casing
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons Kitchen Bouquet
1 scant tablespoon hot sauce
1 - 6 oz can tomato paste
2 cups beef broth
1/2 can beer
2-3 bay leaves

To prepare the chili- Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium- high heat. Add bell peppers, onion, garlic, and saute until tender, about 6 minutes. Add cumin, oregano, chili powder, and cayenne and continue to cook, another 5 minutes.

Crumble and cook beef and chorizo in a separate saute pan until browned, strain grease and add meat to cooked vegetables. Add Worcestershire, kitchen bouquet, hot sauce and tomato paste. Continue cooking until tomato paste turns nicely brown and caramelized, another 3 to 4 minutes. Add beef broth, beer and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook, 1 hour. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Serve with sour cream, grated cheese, onion and Homemade Tortilla Chips. Chili can be made 2 days in advance and chilled, covered. Reheat before serving.

Garnish with sour cream, cheddar cheese, diced onions and tortilla strips


  1. What happened to the beans? I've had Texas Roadhouse chilli often & there are definitely beans it it. I think it's pinto beans, but could be kidney beans

  2. i've never seen beans in the chili at TRH

  3. There are definitely beans in the chili at our TRH. Maybe it's a regional thing? We're in Buffalo, NY.

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