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Texas Chili #1

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Category: Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tb Whole cumin seeds
  • 1/4 lb Bacon; diced
  • 2 lb Beef chuck roast; trimmed
  • 3 Yellow onions; chopped
  • 6 Cloves garlic; diced fine
  • 6 Fresh Jalapeno chiles;
  • -seeded and chopped
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 4 tb Plain powdered chile or
  • -commercial chili powder or
  • -more; to taste
  • 1 tb Whole oregano leaves
  • 1 cn (28-oz) tomatoes



Chili with beans has a much better flavor if you use dried beans and
cook them yourself rather than using canned beans. Simply soak the needed
amount of red kidney or other beans in ample water overnight. Then simmer
until tender. The beans are then drained and added to the chili. Cook the
beans in the chili sauce and simmer for 1 to 1-1/2 more hours.

This old version does not call for dried meat as the original probably
did, but it does call for good beef chuck, not fatty hamburger. No, real
Texas chili need not have beans at all!

Place the cumin seeds in a pie pan and toast in a 375ø oven for 10
minutes. Remove and set aside.

Heat a 6-quart kettle and saut”š the bacon until clear. Add the diced meat
and brown over high heat along with the onions, garlic, and jalape¤os.

When the meat is brown and the onions clear, add the remaining
ingredients. Mash up the tomatoes with your hands, but add the juice as
well. Simmer for 1 hour and correct the seasoning.

Cooked beans can be added to this, but they are strictly optional.

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