Pellet Grill Smoked Chili Recipe

A delicious pot of smoked chili is the perfect comfort food when the weather gets chilly because it’s delicious, adaptable, and sure to make you feel warm.

Continue reading to learn how easy it is to smoke chili on a pellet grill.

Smoked Chili Recipe | Easy Over The Top Smoked Chili On A Pellet Grill

Smoked Over-The-Top Chili 🔗



  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 pound Pork sausage
  • 1 whole Yellow Onion (diced)
  • 1 whole Green Pepper (diced)
  • 1 whole Red Pepper (diced)
  • 1 can Beef Broth
  • 1 can Pinto Beans ((optional))
  • 1 can Red Kidney Beans ((optional))
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can Tomato Soup
  • Cookinpellets Perfect Mix Pellets
  • Chili Seasoning
  • All Purpose Seasoning


  1. In an oven-safe pot, add the chopped yellow onion, green pepper, red pepper, beef broth, pinto beans, kidney beans, diced tomatoes, and tomato soup. Be sure to mix thoroughly.
  2. Add chili seasoning and mix thoroughly.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together pork and ground beef until evenly incorporated. Once mixed form into a large meatball.
  4. Season the large meatball with an all-purpose rub of your choice.
  5. Put the meatball on a wire cooling rack and put it on top of the oven-safe pot. You want the drippings from the meatball to drip into the chili.
  6. Fill the hopper on your pellet grill with 100% Perfect Mix Pellets.
  7. Set the smoker to 250º F.
  8. Once the smoker is to the appropriate temperature put the oven-safe pot and meatball on the smoker. Be sure the meatball is directly over the chili.
  9. Smoke the chili and meatball for 1 hour at 250º F.
  10. After one hour turn up the smoker temperature to 325º F and cook until the meatball has reached 150º F internally (about 1-1.5 hours).
  11. Once the meatball reaches 150º F remove the meatball from the smoker and break up the meatball into small chunks to add back into the chili.
  12. Add the broken-up ground meat into the chili pot and stir to incorporate the meat throughout the chili.
  13. After the meat has been incorporated, smoke the chili for 30 minutes at 325º. Be sure to stir occasionally.
  14. After 30 minutes, remove from the smoker and let cool for 10-15 minutes.
  15. Serve with toppings of your choice and enjoy your over-the-top smoked chili!


How do you add smoke flavor to chili?

You can add a smoky flavor to your chili in a few different ways, the simplest of which is to add liquid smoke, which will begin to build a smoky flavor and is a nice addition to most chili, but doesn’t bring the same thing to the party as real smoke does.

What does cinnamon do to chili?

Cinnamon. You only need a small amount of ground cinnamon to achieve the right level of balance in your chili because it blends well with other flavors that are frequently used to make chili, such as tomato, cumin, and chile powder.

Why do you put peanut butter in chili?

According to chili recipes that call for peanut butter, it should help add creaminess and thickness without the need for flour or cornstarch, which makes it perfect for people who unintentionally made their chili too liquidy.

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