Cheesy Beef Chili


A cheesy twist on a comfort food classic, Cheesy Beef Chili is easy to make and the taste is so Gouda!  Classic chili with Wisconsin-made smoked Gouda mixed throughout.  Top with your favorite toppings (we like jalapenos, avocado, and served with corn chips!) and enjoy!


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons each chili powder and ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cans (16 ounces each) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 12 ounces Smoked Gouda cheese, shredded (3 cups)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Cook beef and onion in a Dutch oven over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the chili powder, cumin and tomato paste; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
2. Stir in tomatoes and beans. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low. Gradually stir in gouda until melted. Remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


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