This Texas brisket chili is from the Lonestar State, and will be the star of any chili cookoff! Tender juicy brisket with just the right amount of smoky Southwest heat with a solid crunch is combined with a spicy pepper base to give unbelievable flavor. If you like your chili with a bit of a kick then you’re going to love this Texas brisket chili. The main difference between Texas chili and others is the lack of beans and tomatoes. It's a small tweak but it does let the brisket and sauce do a lot of the talking. Be sure to whip up some sweet chipotle cornbread to go along with this, and you’ll have a meal fit for a Texas ranger.
We have 3 main peppers in Texas brisket chili: Ancho, Pasila, and Guajillo. These are known as the “holy trinity” of Mexican peppers due to how well they complement each other.