Southwest Sirloin Chili

Southwest Sirloin Chili


My recipe for Southwest Sirloin Chili happened completely by accident. However, I’m really happy that it happened as I created a familiar recipe with all new flavour.

I was making one of my family’s favourite meals (Turkey Chili) when I realized that I didn’t have any ground turkey. I did have time to run to the store, but honestly – I really didn’t want to. I was having a blissful and lazy day in my PJ’s and I didn’t want to ruin it. So I took a quick peak in my freezer and saw I had stew meat.

Good enough.

Sirloin Meat

I have never had chill this way before. I’m used to it with either ground beef or turkey, so I was curious on how this was going to turn out.

I still used the ingredients from the Turkey Chili recipe, so I wasn’t expecting a huge difference – but there was!

The flavour of the chill was richer and the beef brought a whole new bunch of flavours to the meal. My husband prefers this version over the turkey one, I’m the other way around. So I guess from now on there is going to have to be a compromise and I’ll have to switch back and forth each time I make it.

Southwest Sirloin Chili

How to make sirloin chili


  • 1 package of stew meat (about a pound)
  • 1/2 package of your favorite chili seasoning (or make your own)
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can chili beans (I used Heinz Chilli Beans)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1.5 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1 cup water


  1. Cook up the beef sirloin, and drain the fat when done.
  2. Add the rest of your ingredients and bring to a boil. Then turn down to a simmer for at least 25-30 minutes. The longer you leave it, the better it is.
  3. Taste and adjust your seasonings, I find that every pack of seasoning is different and sometimes I add more.
  4. Top with desired toppings: greek yogurt, cheese, cilantro.
  5. Sirloin Chili

6 comments on “Southwest Sirloin Chili”

  1. I never tried making chili with sirloin, what a good idea. This looks so good

  2. Oh this looks like some thing Hubs would go crazy for!

  3. I’m all about being “lazy”: and using what’s on hand. Sounds like this was one of those fortuitous moments. Looks tasty. I’m pinning this one to try!

  4. so hearty! we usually go with ground beef for chili but this looks good too

  5. I am ALL ABOUT THE BEEF lady. That looks so good. I’ll have to try this for sure. I’m making a sirloin tip roast as we speak. You’ll have to drop by and check it out later on this week.

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