Tokyo Heatwave Chili

"Various culinary presentations embrace the trend of fusion cuisine, including sandwiches, pizzas, and pastas. While fusion experimentation in chili remains relatively limited, it proves to be an excellent canvas for incorporating diverse cultures and flavors. The infusion of Japanese influences, particularly the savory notes of Teriyaki, harmonizes seamlessly with the robust chili spices and tomatoes. The result is a distinctive yet familiar flavor profile that tantalizes the taste buds with a burst of umami."

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

1 hour

Paired With

Main Protein



Chuck Roast (cubed) 1 lbs, 2 cups, 1 cup, 15.5 oz (1 can), 31 oz. (2 cans), 15.5 oz. (1 can), 1, 1, 1, 1 large, 1 cup, 2 TBSP, 2 TBSP, 2 tsp, 1.5 cups, 2-3 TBSP, 1 TBSP, 3 TBSP, 28 oz. (1 lrg. can)
Beef Stock
Teriyaki Sauce
Canned Black Beans (drained)
Canned Red Chili Beans
Canned Black Chili Beans
Green Bell Pepper
Red Bell Pepper
Orange Bell Pepper
Yellow Onion
Soy Sauce
Chili Powder
Black Box Merlot
Canola Oil
Ground Ginger
Granulated Garlic
Canned Diced Tomatoes


  1. Place cubed chuck roast in soy sauce and 1/2 cup Black Box Merlot. Refrigerate for a minimum of 15 minutes.
  2. Dice peppers and onion. 
  3. Fry peppers and onions in pan with oil until soft and onions are translucent. Remove from pan – set aside.
  4. Drain beef from marinade. Save marinade.
  5. Fry beef until caramelized.
  6. In stockpot, combine beef, sauteed vegetables, and marinade. Bring to soft boil.
  7. Add beans one can at a time to allow heat to continue to build (don’t overwhelm the pan).
  8. Add diced tomatoes, Teriyaki sauce, and remaining Merlot.
  9. Add beef stock as needed while heating to maintain desired consistency.
  10. Add spices and salt. Mix well. 
  11. Bring to low boil (bubbles along the side of the pot). Drop heat to low and cook for 45 minutes. 
  12. Serve hot with cream cheese wontons, wonton strips, chow mein noodles, diced green onions, or any variety of Japanese garnish. 
  13. Serve with Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon.


  • To decrease the heat, eliminate the cayenne pepper.
  • To increase the Teryaki flavor, add additional Teriyaki sauce just prior to serving. Teriyaki can also be drizzled over the top of the dish.