Chili - NO Tomatoes

Chili - No Tomatoes Recipe

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Karla Harkins


This is very different recipe from most I've seen for chili. My favorite chili!


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
2 Hr


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3 lb
ground meat - beef or venison, you can also use cubed meat and cook it down until it shreds apart.
4 c
bay leaves
6 Tbsp
chili powder
1 Tbsp
10 clove
garlic, chopped very finely
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
oregano, dried
1 tsp
cayenne pepper, more or less. use to your taste.
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
4 to 6 Tbsp
corn meal

How to Make Chili - NO Tomatoes


  • 1Cook meat in a dutch oven, do not brown. Skim grease. Add water and bay leaves. Simmer for 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves.
  • 2Continue simmering for 1-2 hours. Skim grease. Add remaining spices, cover and simmer 30 minutes longer.
  • 3Combine flour and corn meal. Mix in enough water to make a thin paste. Stir into chili and raise heat to a boil. Cook to desired thickness. You can add more corn meal if chili is too thin, add water if chili is too thick. Enjoy!
  • 4If you so choose you can serve with tortillas or chips, garnish with chopped onion, grated cheese, jalapeno and sour cream. Make Frito pie to go: Open a small bag of Fritos. Add cheese and onions and other toppings as you desire, eat with fork right out of the bag! YUMMY!!

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