With over 100 company-owned and franchised restaurants throughout the Eastern and Midwestern United States, RARE Hospitality International Inc. has a fast-growing presence in the steakhouse segment of the dining industry. This relative newcomer to the market--at scarcely 15 years in business, compared to such 1960s-era chains as Ponderosa and Bonanza--RARE's irreverent style of "cowboy cuisine" shook up the segment. By 1996, the company's core chain of LongHorn Steakhouses numbered 81 units. Following its initial public offering in 1992, the company acquired the Bugaboo Creek Steak House chain and its smaller The Capital Grille group of pricey eateries. Founder George W. McKerrow, Jr. continued to serve the company as chairman through the mid-1990s.





Lone Star Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

Serves 8

1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup green pepper
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 tablespoons texas pete
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (15 oz) can crushed tomatoes

Brown ground beef; combine browned beef with all remaining ingredients in a large stockpot and simmer for 2 hours until ready to serve.

Source:  Food.com


  1. I've made chili every year for my husband, never has he ever complimented me on any recipe I've tried as much as this one... minus the green peppers (he doesn't care for them) - made me promise not to lose or forget this recipe! Thanks

  2. Made this twice now! My husband loves it.