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Walter Mcilhenney's Chili

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Category: Chili, Beef

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c Vegetable Oil
  • 3 lb Lean Beef Chuck, 1" Cubes
  • 1 c Chopped Onions
  • 3 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • 3 tb Chili Powder
  • 2 ts Ground Cumin
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 2 ts Tabasco Pepper Sauce
  • 3 c Water
  • 4 oz Chopped Green Chilies
  • -Cooked Rice
  • -Chopped Onion
  • -Shredded Cheese
  • -Sour Cream


TABASCO CLASSIC: Walter McIlhenny was very fond of homemade chili and liked
to serve his version to former Marine Corps buddies who visited him on the

In a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high
heat. In three batches, brown the beef well, removing each batch with a
slotted spoon. Set aside.

Add the onion and garlic to the pot and cook for 5 minutes, or until
tender, stirring frequently. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, salt, and
Tabasco sauce; cook for 1 minute. Add the water and chilies; bring to a
boil. Return the beef to the pot. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered,
1-1/2 hours, or until the beef is tender. Serve the chili over rice with
onion, cheese and sour cream, if desired.

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