There is absolutely and I do mean absolutely nothing and I do mean nothing like  a bowl of chili. Now some people will say that chili is only good in the winter – wrong.  There is never a bad time for chili – winter, spring, summer and fall – chili is good for you and cures just about everything. Okay I may be exaggerating a little, but my intentions are good.

Folks in Texas take their chili pretty seriously and there is a great event called the World Championship Chili Cook-off in Terlingua,  Texas  that has been going on for about 60 years. I really do not know if chili fits into any particular category. It certainly is a main dish, but it also a party food that is great for entertaining. I think it could even be a dessert. There is nothing quite like a good bowl of Texas chili.  This is a great recipe and is pretty easy to make…enjoy!

Texas Red

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb chili meat
  • 1 lb stew meat
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tomato fresh - diced small
  • 1 large jalepeno diced small
  • 1 chipotle pepper chopped
  • 1 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1-4 tbsp flour
  • 1-3 cups beef broth

Instructions

  • In a large pot over medium heat place all the meat and vegetables and seasonings and brown well. When meat is completely browned add flour as needed and stir until completely combined and a thick paste forms within the meat mixture. Add tomatoes. Add beef broth a cup at a time...the thickness you want will depend on you. Add salt and pepper to taste. Lower heat to low and simmer for about 45 minutes, adding more broth as needed and stirring occasionally. Adjust seasonings and serve.
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