Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This recipe originally came from a calendar, Tom has adjusted it and changed it and this is what emerged. Of course, he never makes the same chili twice, so this recipe is very forgiving... you can do almost anything to it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a heavy dutch oven over medium heat, add onions and cook until they are translucent.
  2. Combine the beef with the garlic, minced chili, cumin, brown sugar and oregano.
  3. Add meat and spices to pot with onions.
  4. Break up any lumps with a fork and continue to cook.
  5. Add tomato sauce, water and salt.
  6. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour.
  7. Stir in the corn flour/water to achieve desired consistency.
  8. Cook 15 minutes longer, stirring. The longer you let it cook, the more flavorful it becomes.
  9. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  10. Serve over rice or with crackers.