Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I have had this recipe for so long...supposedly it was Chili's chili recipe - I certainly don't know that for sure. I do know that it's good chili. It's not too spicy - you can up the amount of cayenne if you like. In Texas, real chili does not have beans! Serve over cornbread, with cheese on top.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the meat in a large skillet, until partially done.
  2. Add the onion and garlic, cooking till onion is soft.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients (except for flour/water mixture).
  4. Cover and simmer 1 hr.
  5. Remove lid and allow some of the moisture to evaporate.
  6. Add the flour and water mixture, and cook until thickened, about 5-10 minutes.


Most Helpful

Excellent flavor, similar to mild enchilada sauce. Very easy to make. I added olives and fresh tomatoes, and omitted the tomato soup and cayenne. We ate it with cornbread as Loren Lou suggested. My family LOVED it!

laurenpie February 23, 2012

Excellent! I used two pounds of ground bison for the meat and the extra tomato sauce in place of the tomato soup. I also cut the salt to 1 teaspoon and y'all will just have to call the PO-lice, I put a can of kidney beans in at the end! I didn't think it needed the flour thickener at all and carnivore hubby thought it was delicious and filling! LorenLou, thanks for a great recipe!

Rose is Rose December 30, 2008

This had a good flavor. I only added 1 tsp. of salt as one reviewer said it was salty. i also increased the cumin and added one can of dark red kidney beans. Thanks, Brian

brian48195 June 10, 2008

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