Tejas Chili

Tejas Chili Recipe

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Camille McClendon


I entered this in a Exchange Club cook-off. Although, I did not win 1st place, I came pretty darn close!
I served the chili in mini bread bowls topped with cheese, onions, and sour cream.
People were coming back for 2nds and 3rds! I should have won!!! haha


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15 Min
2 Hr 30 Min



  • 2 1/2 lb
    chili grind ground meat
  • 1 tsp
  • 14 oz
    beef broth
  • 8 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    beef flavored base or instant bouillon
  • 1 tsp
    chicken flavored base or instant bouillon
  • 1 c

  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    mexican hot chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    texas style chili powder

  • 1/4 tsp
    ground red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder, hot

How to Make Tejas Chili


  1. STEP ONE: In a dutch oven, brown beef (do not drain). Add beef broth and tomato sauce. Combine remaining(STEP ONE)ingredients and add to beef mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer one (1) hour.
  2. STEP TWO: Combine (STEP TWO) spices and add to chili. Cover and simmer 45 minutes. Add water if the chili gets too thick.
  3. STEP THREE: Combine (STEP THREE) spices and add to chili. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  4. Serve with:
    Dollop of sour cream (optional)
    shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
    finely chopped onions (optional)

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About Tejas Chili

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

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