sallye bates


My take on Wick Fowler Chili Mix, only better.

Nothing fancy, just super good chili.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


  • 3 lb
    lean coarse ground beef
  • 1 can(s)
    16 oz hunts tomato sauce (or 2 small cans)
  • 1 can(s)
    hunts petite diced tomatoes (approx 14 oz)
  • 1 medium
    diced onion
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    garlic powder (not salt)
  • 1 Tbsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cumin (or maybe 2 to taste)
  • 1 tsp
    tabasco sauce
  • 4 Tbsp
    chili powder (heaping spoons)
  • 1 Tbsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1 qt
    water (approximately)
  • 6
    diced chili peppers (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp
    masa harina or corn meal
  • 12 oz
    beer (optional)
  • 1 can(s)
    ranch style or bush's chili beans (optional)

How to Make HOT DOGEY CHILI (sallye)


  1. Sear meat, onions and garlic in heavy dutch oven or stewpot over medium high heat....
    Add tomato sauce and tomatoes and water to 2" over top of meat mixture....
    Stir with wooden spoon until well mixed...l
    Add all other ingredients except masa(or cornmeal)
    Stir well
  2. Turn heat down to simmer.....
    Add more water if needed so that meat mixture is covered with 2 inches of water...
    Simmer between 45 minutes to 1-1/2 hour, stirring regularly....
    Add water if needed to keep at least 1-1/2" of sauce over meat mixture
  3. About 15 minutes before done, mix masa or cornmeal with warm water to make a paste....
    Stir into chili to thicken and continue to simmer for 15 more minutes
  4. Note: Check and stir often, adding water as needed

    Note: If desired, add a can of Ranch style beans or kidney beans during the last 15 minutes

    Good served with plain or mexican cornbread muffins

    You may also sprinkle grated cheese and chopped green onions on top

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About HOT DOGEY CHILI (sallye)

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican

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