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    Carroll Shelby's Chili

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    3 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    3 hrs

    MaryMc's Note:

    This recipe comes from Jane Butel's Chili Madness cookbook. I tried several of her recipes, but after I tried this one, I didn't make another, because this was SO good!! The cheese is the secret ingredient--it gives it such a smooth, rich flavor.

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    1. 1
      Melt suet or heat the oil in a heavy 3-quart (or larger) pot over medium-high heat.
    2. 2
      Remove the unrendered suet and crumble meat into the pot. Break up any lumps with a fork and cook, stirring occasionally. until meat is evenly browned.
    3. 3
      Add tomato sauce, beer, crushed red chile, garlic, onion, oregano, paprika, 1 teaspoons of the cumin, and salt. Stir to blend and bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Lower heat and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
    5. 5
      Taste and adjust seasonings, adding cayenne pepper.
    6. 6
      Simmer uncovered 1 hour longer.
    7. 7
      Stir in the cheese and the remaining 1/2 teaspoons cumin.
    8. 8
      Simmer 1/2 hour longer, stirring often to keep cheese from burning.
    9. 9
      I serve the chili with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese to garnish, and warm cornbread on the side.
    10. 10
      The cookbook actually called for 1/4 cup of crushed red chile pepper, but unless you have a taste for fire, use less! I use half that amount, and I really like hot food.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 03, 2010


      I've been making Carroll Shelby's little-brown-bag-chili ever since I've been a grown-up, and the seasonings in this are spot-on. The only difference is the addition of the beer and cheese. Oh, and this doesn't list the masa flour.

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    Nutritional Facts for Carroll Shelby's Chili

    Serving Size: 1 (267 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1122.8
    Calories from Fat 772
    Total Fat 85.8 g
    Saturated Fat 44.3 g
    Cholesterol 242.6 mg
    Sodium 1615.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 3.9 g
    Protein 68.2 g

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