Sheriff Lon Evans' Famous Jailhouse Chili

Raven Higheagle

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@ravenhigheagle

Lon Evans was once the Sheriff of Tarrant County, TX. He would cook big batches of his chili and serve it to the inmates at the Tarrant County Jail. all the inmates swore that it was the best chili they had ever eaten. I wonder if that was because the sheriff had made it or if they really liked it?


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Serves:

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

2 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1/8 lb
beef suet, finely chopped
3 lb
round steak or chuck roast, coarsely ground
6 Tbsp
chili powder
1 Tbsp
ground oregano
1 Tbsp
crushed cumin seed
1 Tbsp
salt
1 tsp
red pepper
2 clove
garlic, minced
1 1/2 qt
water
1 tsp
tobasco sauce
3 Tbsp
masa harina
1 can(s)
(8 ounces) tomato sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a Dutch oven, fry suet until crisp, add the ground meat and brown.
2
Add the chili powder, ground oregano, crushed cumin seeds, salt, red pepper, garlic, and tobacco sauce and water. heat to boil.
3
Reduce heat, cover and simmer on low for 1 1/2 hours. Skim off fat if desired. Stir in Masa meal and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
4
This is very good with pinto beans.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern