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Original San Antone Chili

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Category: Chili, United States

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 lb Suet
  • 2 lb Lean beef shoulder
  • 1 lb Lean pork shoulder
  • 3/4 c Flour
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Pepper
  • 3 Onions, chopped
  • 6 Cl Garlic, minced, or 1 tsp.
  • 1 1/2 qt Beef stock or canned beef br
  • 4 Dried ancho peppers*
  • 1 Dried pastilla pepper*
  • 1 Dried casbel pepper*
  • 1 tb Crushed cumin seeds or groun


Fat grams per serving: Approx. Cook Time: 4 hrs Fry suet in
a large heavy kettle. Remove suet and discard. Cut meat into 1/2 inch
cubes. Combine flour, salt and pepper in brown papper bag. Add meat and
shake to coat. save remaining flour. Sear floured meat in hot fat, stirring
to prevent sticking. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir until soft. Add
beef stock or broth and bring to a boil; then reduce heat aand simmer
slowly while preparing peppers Wash peppers under cold running water;
remove stems and seeds. Put in a sauce pan; cover with water and boil for 5
minutes. Let steep 10 minutes. Lift out peppers and grind or puree, adding
1 « cups water in which peppers were cooked. Add to meat, cover and simmer
2-3 hours or until meat is tender. Grind cumin seeds in a mortar and pestle
or a heavy spoon in a cup; add to chili. Add salt to taste. Mix flour saved
from browning meat (about ¬ cup) with cold water; add to chili and cook 3
to 5 minutes to thicken. Makes about 2 « quarts. *If these peppers are
unavailable, substitute 4 to 6 Tbsp.s of chili powder. Chuck wagon cooks
from around San Antone were mighty proud of their chili and mighty set in
their ways of puttin' peppers in and leavin' beans out. But San Antone
Chili sure stuck to your ribs, and even if you liked beans, you didn't
complain. At least not where the cook could hear you. From "Famous Chili
Recipes From Marlboro Country".

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