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Texas Truck-Stop Chili

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Category: Chili, Meat, Beef

 Ingredients List

  • 3 lb Trimmed beef brisket
  • 1/4 lb Bacon; diced
  • 1 lb Onions; chopped
  • 1 tb Ground cumin
  • 3 tb Chili powder
  • 2 ts Paprika
  • 1 ts Each dried oregano leaves
  • Pepper and salt
  • 1/2 ts Dried thyme leaves
  • 1/8 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 4 lg Cloves garlic; minced
  • 1 cn Beef broth; (13-3/4 oz)
  • 1 cn Plum tomatoes in puree; (28
  • 2 Dried chipotle chiles (smoke
  • 1 c Water; optional
  • Chopped red onion; for garni


Cut beef into 1/2-inch cubes. In Dutch oven, over medium heat, cook bacon
until crisp. Remove; reserve. Remove all but 1 T drippings; reserve. Over
high heat, saute beef in batches, adding drippings as needed. Remove to
bowl; over medium heat, saute onions in any remaining drippings 10 minutes
or until well browned. Meanwhile, heat skillet over medium heat. Add cumin;
cook 1 minutes or until very fragrant and toasted Stir in chili powder,
paprika, oregano, pepper, salt, thyme and cinnamon. Stir seasonings and
garlic into onions; saute 1 minute. Stir in bacon, broth, tomatoes, chiles
and beef, breaking up tomatoes with wooden spoon. Heat chili to boiling;
reduce heat. Partially cover; simmer gently 3 hours or until beef is
tender, stirring frequently toward the end of cooing time to prevent
sticking and adding water if necessary if mixture is too thick. Remove and
discard chipotles. In bowls, serve chili topped with chopped red onion.
Makes 8 servings.

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