Real Texas Chili

Diana Cherski Salisbury


I've has such a hard time finding recipes for Texas Chili that you can make as much as you want that I created my own. You can add the beans of your choice but real Texas chili doesn't have beans. Although, beans can stretch chili to feed more people.


★★★★★ 2 votes

Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 1 lb
    ground beef, deer, or your favorite mixture
  • 1 clove
    garlic - chopped
  • 1 small
    onion or to taste - chopped
  • 1-15 oz
    tomatoe sauce
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    chili powder (i like more)
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 can(s)
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1
    poblano pepper - chopped

How to Make Real Texas Chili


  1. Place the ground beef in a large pot with garlic & onion. Cook over medium heat until browned. Drain off the excess fat and add to slow cooker. Add tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, Rotel and cayenne to slow cooker. Stir together well, cover, and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally. If the mixture becomes overly dry, add water at a time as needed. If it’s too watery, thicken with cornstarch dissolved in a little water.

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About Real Texas Chili

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtag: #Texas Chili

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