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.
- 2 lbs lean ground beef (or venison)
- 1 onion, very finely chopped (or 1 heaping T. onion powder - my kids do not like to see onions in their food)
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 cup tomato soup, undiluted (or add another can of tomato sauce if you don't have the soup)
- 1 cup water
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄3 cup flour or 1⁄3 cup masa harina flour, mixed with
- 1⁄2 cup warm water
- Saute the meat in a large skillet, until partially done.
- Add the onion and garlic, cooking till onion is soft.
- Stir in remaining ingredients (except for flour/water mixture).
- Cover and simmer 1 hr.
- Remove lid and allow some of the moisture to evaporate.
- Add the flour and water mixture, and cook until thickened, about 5-10 minutes.
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!
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!
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