Texas Style Chili Recipe

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I’m so excited to team up with Skinner® Pasta today! One of the things that Andrew and I learned shortly after moving to Houston, is that Texas is proud state. Since moving to Texas, I’ve seen nearly every Texas-themed item, from dishes to Texas shaped pasta!  With the weather changing, I wanted to create a meal that is both delicious yet Texas proud – which is how I came up with this recipe for Texas Style Chili! I chose to use Skinner pasta because it’s the #1 Pasta in Texas! Plus, the Texas shaped pasta is just fun! I also chose some ingredients that already have jalapeños in them, bringing Texas heat to my chili!

Skinner® Pasta offers Texas shaped pasta and it’s the perfect base for any pasta dish especially deep in the heart of Texas! One of the other things that Andrew and I learned after moving to Texas is that Texas loves jalapeños. Everything in Texas has a little kick to it!


  • 12 oz Skinner® Texas Shape
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 each onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/4 oz dry chili seasoning mix
  • 15 oz petite diced tomatoes with jalapeños
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 15 oz pinto beans with jalapeños, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Heat oil in a large non-stick saucepan. Add ground beef and brown. Add onion, garlic and green pepper. Stir in chili seasoning mix, tomatoes and tomato sauce. Cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add beans and heat for 5 more minutes. Serve over pasta and garnish with cheese, if desired.

What makes this dish perfect is the Skinner Pasta. It’s great tasting, budget-friendly, and easy to cook! Skinner has so many products available like spaghetti, fettuccine, elbows, and penne, plus options like dumplings or fideo mediano, and of course, a fun Texas shape!

While Andrew and I were so lucky to have minimal damages from Hurricane Harvey, many Houstonians were not as fortunate. There were many Skinner employees affected by the flooding, which served as a call-of-action for their headquarters. As many local businesses did, Skinner stepped up to help! They are donating 37,000 servings of pasta and rice to the Houston Food Bank. They also set up a food truck, traveling to areas of the city devastated by the flood and offering free hot meals to those who needed it most. That is pasta that makes us smile! It’s no doubt that Skinner Past is proud of its home state!

You can visit skinnerpasta.com for a variety of Skinner pasta products and recipe ideas!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Skinner® Pasta.