Chili Recipe of Senator John Tower of Texas

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If you live in Texas you have heard of Senator John Tower at some point in your life.


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Makes 6 servings and enough to freeze
10 Min
1 Hr 45 Min
Stove Top


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  • 3 lb
    ground chili meat
  • 2 large
    onions, finely chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    tobasco sauce
  • 4 heaping Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 heaping Tbsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp
    ground comino (cumin)
  • 1 clove
    garlid, pressed or grated
  • 1 tsp
  • ·
    black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 12
    red chiles, seeded and chopped
  • 4 to 5
    serrano chiles, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
  • ·

How to Make Chili Recipe of Senator John Tower of Texas


  1. Sear the meat and onions in a large Dutch oven until meat is gray. Add tomato sauce and 1 cup water to the searing meat and onion mixture.
  2. Add tobacco sauce, chili powder, oregano, comino, garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, red peppers and Serrano chili peppers.
  3. Simmer for covered 1 hour and 15 minutes. Make a thickening by mixing flour and water, add to chili.

    Simmer an additional 30 minutes

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About Chili Recipe of Senator John Tower of Texas

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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