Bowl of Red ( Texas Chili Con Carne )

Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

Posted in response to a request. From "the Low-Carb Cookbook" by Fran McCullough.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large dutch oven, heat the oil and cook the onion over medium heat until it is soft.
  2. Add the garlic and cook until it's transparent.
  3. Add the meat in several batches along with the chili, cumin, oregano and paprika.
  4. Remove each batch to a large bowl as it's cooked.
  5. Stir and cook until the meat is browned, then put all the meat back in the pot and add the vinegar, coffee and enough water just to cover the meat.
  6. Add the salt and cayenne and stir well.
  7. cover the pot and cook over low heat for 2 hours, stirring from time to time.
  8. Remove the lid and simmer the final hour.
  9. Skim off any fat on the surface.
  10. Add the cornmeal and stir in well.
  11. Cook for 15 more minutes and serve hot in deep bowls.
  12. Garnish with sour cream, chopped cilantro and shredded cheese.
Most Helpful

This was a fabulous recipe. I used two pounds of ground beef and two pounds of stewing beef. I also added a chopped pepper and some chopped celery to increase the veggie content without increasing the carbs too much. I didn't miss the tomatoes or beans found in regular chili! A really terrific low carb recipe!

Boxerwing September 15, 2004

I made this about a month ago. because of an accident I had to freeze it. Well. it held together wonderfully. We had it monday night with guest and they all raved. Thank you so much.

PollyB September 16, 2003