Hearty Wholesome chili

Lynn Socko


Doesn't get much more authentic than this, a delicious bowl of goodness.


★★★★★ 2 votes

approx 8 c.
20 Min
3 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top



  • 3 lb
    roast or steak, cubed
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2
    sweet onion
  • 1 Tbsp
    mild chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    liquid smoke
  • ·

  • 2
    new mexico dried chile peppers
  • 2
    guajillo dried chile pepeprs
  • 2
    pasilla dried chile peppers
  • 1 c
    liquid from rehydrating chile peppers
  • 1/4 c
    masa harina (corn flour)

How to Make Hearty Wholesome chili


  1. Place beef, onion and garlic in large soup pot, add dry seasoning, and cover with water. With lid on simmer for about 2-3 hrs. until beef is tender. Taste and season with granulated garlic if needed and add salt to taste.
  2. Meanwhile tear dried Chile peppers and remove seeds. Place in small pot, cover with water and simmer for about 15 min, then let sit until ready to use.
    When beef is tender, remove rehydrated chilies from liquid and puree, you will need to use a little of the liquid you steeped them in.
  3. Add pureed chilies to chili pot and stir in.
    In a small pan warm 2 c of dried Chile pepper liquid and add ½ c of masa and mix till smooth, then spoon into chili pot and mix well. Simmer on low for about 20 min.

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About Hearty Wholesome chili

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium
Other Tag: Healthy

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