1/1 Photo of Chili (Real Texas Chili)
1 hr 20 mins
There are many cities that claim to be the birthplace of chili, but it was born on the cattle trails of Texas. This will be a big surprise for a lot of you, but real Texas chili does NOT have beans or chunks of tomato. I say that to say this; If you want to experience what early cowboys of Texas experienced then follow this recipe. Oh yeah, don't freak out by the amount of chili powder. If you like your chili hot and spicy leave as is, if you like it spicy omit the cayenne.
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- 1 lb lean beef
- 1 lb breakfast sausage (NOT links)
- 6 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 large white onion, finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves (minced)
- 3/4 teaspoon Mexican oregano (dry)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (optional)
- 2 tablespoons masa harina flour or 2 tablespoons cornmeal
- 8 ounces water
- 1The sausage used for this recipe is pork country style like Jimmy Dean or Owens roll etcetera.
- 2Brown meat and onion together in a large 12 inch skillet and drain well. For even lower fat rinse meat with hot water, drain and place back in skillet.
- 3Add remaining ingredients into a mixing bowl then stir in 8 ounces of water mixing well, now blend well in with meat and onion mixture.
- 4Simmer 30 minutes. You can simmer for hours if you want, just stir every 30 minutes.
- 5Chow down.
- 6This is great by itself or to make nachos, top cheese enchiladas, frito pie, quite good rolled in a flour tortilla with cheddar etc -- .
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Nutritional Facts for Chili (Real Texas Chili)
Serving Size: 1 (137 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 331.9
- Calories from Fat 214
- Total Fat 23.8 g
- Saturated Fat 8.2 g
- Cholesterol 87.3 mg
- Sodium 863.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 7.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
- Sugars 1.3 g
- Protein 23.3 g