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Copycat Steak N' Shake Chili

Copycat Steak N' Shake Chili

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Servings 6
Calories 1500 kcal


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 can French onion soup
  • 1 can dark kidney beans
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2/3 cup cola (Coke, Pepsi, etc)


  • First, brown the ground beef in oil in a Dutch oven-style pan, and sprinkle with salt.
  • Pour the French onion soup and 1/2 of the can of kidney beans (some liquid from beans is fine – do not drain) into a mini-blender. Blend for 1 minute, pulsing until completely pureed. Then drain the ground beef.
  • Add soup and bean mixture and all of the remaining ingredients to the pot with beef. Bring it to a simmer, and then turn the heat to the lowest setting and simmer for an hour.
  • Serve with diced onion, grated cheese, and oyster crackers.


  • You can make this a vegetarian chili option by omitting the ground beef and including more beans. You can also experiment with other types of beans.