Genuine Texas Chili

Genuine Texas Chili Recipe

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3 lb
chuck roast, trimmed of all fat
2 lb
lean ground beef
2 large
onions, coarsely chopped
garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 Tbsp
cumin seeds
1 Tbsp
2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp
cayenne or ground red pepper
3 Tbsp
chili powder
2 can(s)
peeled, whole tomatoes, 28 ounces each
2 can(s)
tomato sauce, 15 ounces
14 oz
red enchilada sauce
1.5 c

How to Make Genuine Texas Chili


  • 1Grind beef with coarse blade of grinder or cut into small pieces, larger than regular ground beef.
  • 2Combine meats, onions and garlic in large kettle or dutch oven.
  • 3Brown, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  • 4Add seasonings, stirring to mix well.
  • 5Shred tomatoes by hand so that both tomatoes and juices will fall into pot.
  • 6Stir in tomato and enchilada sauce.
  • 7Bring to a boil.
  • 8Reduce heat and simmer over low heat 1 1/2 hours.
  • 9Add water and cook 1 1/2 hours longer.
  • 10Cool.
  • 11Skim grease.
  • 12Adjust seasonings, if necessary.
  • 13Serve hot with crackers or hard rolls.

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About Genuine Texas Chili

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Other Tag: Quick & Easy