Big Boy Chili

Chili in a meal prep dish

Big Boy Chili

This Chili recipe is the perfect meal for people who are trying to gain weight and muscle during a bulking phase. It has over 1,000 calories when paired with a cornbread muffin to give you the energy density you need to build muscle.
PREP TIME
10 Minutes
COOK TIME
45 Minutes

Per Serving – Makes 5

1051 Calories

110g C | 54g P | 45g F

How to Make Big Boy Chili

Chili in a meal prep dish

Big Boy Chili

4.50 from 8 votes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, meal prep
Keyword: beef, free, freezer friendly, meal prep
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 1051kcal
This Chili recipe is the perfect meal for people who are trying to gain weight and muscle during a bulking phase. It has over 1,000 calories when paired with a cornbread muffin to give you the energy density you need to build muscle.
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Ingredients

For the Chili

  • 2 lbs (908 g) 85/15 beef
  • ½ lb (227 g) potatoes
  • 1 (150 g) medium poblano pepper
  • 1 (150 g) small onion
  • 1 Tbsp (15 g) minced garlic
  • 4 (20 g) stalks green onions
  • 1 (20 g) medium jalapeño
  • 2 tbsp (16 g) chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp (8 g) smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp (6 g) cumin
  • 1 tsp (3 g) cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup (200 g) dry rice
  • 29 oz can (822 g) tomato sauce
  • 14.5 oz can (411 g) petite diced tomatoes
  • 14.5 oz can (411 g) beef broth
  • 15.5 oz can (439 g) red kidney beans
  • ½ cup (56 g) shredded cheese
  • 5 tbsp (70 g) sour cream

For the Cornbread

  • ½ cup (60 g) all purpose flour
  • ½ cup (72 g) yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp (4 g) baking powder
  • ¼ tsp (1 g) salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup (48 g) sugar
  • ½ cup (120 g) milk
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) oil

Instructions

For The Chili

  • Heat a large pot over medium high heat and add in your beef, allowing the fat to render out and the meat to brown. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • While the beef is cooking, wash and cut all of your vegetables. Cut the potatoes into a large dice, onion into a small dice, the poblano into a medium dice, the green onions into small slices and the jalapeño into thin slices.
  • When the beef is about 90% of the way cooked, move it to the perimeter of the pot and allow the fat to pool in the center. Dump the chili powder, paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper into the oil and allow the spices to bloom for 30 seconds or so.
  • Mix the spices into the beef and add in the onions and peppers. Allow those to cook for 1 to 2 minutes then add in the garlic, potatoes, and rice. Stir to combine.
  • Add in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, broth, and beans. Bring to a light boil, reduce the heat to medium low and cover. Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the potatoes have softened and rice has cooked.
  • This is a thick chili. If you want a soupier consistency, add more broth or water.

For the Cornbread

  • While the chili is stewing, start the cornbread.
  • In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients until combined and no clumps remain.
  • In a separate bowl, crack an egg and beat it.
  • Add in the sugar, milk, and oil. Mix until the oil has combined with the other ingredients and the sugar has dissolved.
  • Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until smooth.
  • Spray 5 wells of a muffin tin with oil and divide the batter evenly 5 ways. You can also cook this in a cake pan, it may affect the time though.
  • Bake at 400°F (204°C) for 15 minutes or until the tops just start to brown.

For the Chili

  • After the chili has been stewing for 20-30 minutes, remove the lid and test the rice and potatoes for doneness. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Plating

  • This recipe makes 5 servings. Divide the contents of the pot evenly between 5 meal prep containers. Divide ½ cup (56)g of cheese between the containers. Also top them with 1 tbsp or 14g of sour cream. Each dish gets a sprinkling of green onions and a few jalapeño slices.
  • To store the cornbread, I just wrap it in foil and place it on the counter.

Nutrition

Calories: 1051kcal | Carbohydrates: 110g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 43g

NUTRITION INFO

The information in the following table are estimates for the total nutrition of the recipe, as written.  If you follow the recipe listed above, as written, you can use these tables to determine the nutrition information if you wanted to split the recipe, as written, into more or less servings than what is originally listed.  If you update the number of servings in the “Servings” field of the recipe above, the information in these tables are no longer accurate as you have updated the ingredients.

Servings
Carbs
550g
Protein
282g
Fat
214g
Calories
5254 cals

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. José Angel Cardenas

    Hey can you do a video of this recipe? It would really help me out! 🙂

    1. Jonny

      5 stars
      This comment aged well 👌🏼

  2. Elliot Van Wyk

    5 stars
    One of the few meal preps I don’t get sick of within two days! Absolutely beautiful big boy chili for a beautiful big boi

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