Family Tested & Approved
6 (unless your my husband)
chorizo, mexican sausage (optional)
masa harina to thicken (optional)
In a lg heavy bottom pot, on medium heat, cook the chopped onion with the chorizo until chorizo is done, if using chorizo. Otherwise add onion to ground beef (step 5)
Add beans that have been soaked according to package directions, jalapenos, chili powder, cuimn, oregano and garlic.
Add enough water to make 6 quarts.
Simmer on Medium, covered for 2 hours. Check periodically to make sure there is still enough liquid and stir.
Cook ground beef in a skillet. Drain off the grease and add cook meat to the chili pot.
Crush the stewed tomatoes into a bowl and add the masa, if using. Otherwise just crush right into the pot with your fingers. (you can imagine you are sqwishing someone you are mad at...lol)
Continue to simmer until beans are soft. Can take up to 2 more hours depending on the beans.
Serve with some chopped onion, sour cream, diced peppers, shredded cheese, corn bread, or tortillas, what ever you like.