Our best freinds are "Real Texans" , I have made this chili recipe for them twice now . I am preparing it once again to serve for a family gathering .This has become the only chili recipe that I use now. Love it, love it, love it!!!
I finally found a chili recipe i actually like. I couldn't find the masa at the store so i just omitted it and used hot jimmy deans sausage roll, otherwise i followed it. Thanks for the recipe Update: DandyDon I still use this recipe and today we smoked a chuck roast with hickory chips and cut into chunk in place of the beef. its was soo good.mmmmmmm
My family likes spicey, but not too hot. Substitute the cayenne with finely chopped ancho chilies; almost the same taste with half the heat.
I love this chili! It is the real deal Texas chili... simple ingredients and packs a punch! Don't be afraid of the huge amount of chili powder... that is what makes it chili. Terrific terrific terrific recipe!
This really has great flavor! After reading other reviews of this recipe - I thought it sounded pretty mild - it is not! I did use the 6 tablespoons of chili powder, but ommited the cayenne pepper after tasting the almost finished product and it having so much spice. I also would omit the salt, the sausage makes it salty enough. Next time I will cut the chili powder in half. If you are used to heat, I would only omit the salt, but for kids I would prepare as I suggested. Once again, a recipe worth making and very easy!!!
I've been making Real Texas Chili all my life. (No beans or veggies for us!!) I had never put sausage in it and when I ran across this recipe, I happened to have a roll of Jimmy Dean's in my freezer. Gave it a try and man o man it was so good that I had to make another pot the next night at hubby's request. Excellent chili..thanks for the great recipe. Even an old dog can learn a new trick now and then. Try it with smoked paprika...sooo good!
Thanks Don! If you're looking for a good recipe for the way chili's cooked in Texas this is it. I needed to make a double batch. I used 3 lbs of coarse ground round and 1 lb of Owen's HOT Country Sausage. Followed the rest of the recipe except substituted beef broth for the water. Used a bit less than the 16oz. (32 for double batch) and I added one chopped jalapeno pepper. This is a HOT one, but that's the way we like it.
Good chili for other uses (chili dog, frito pie, etc.). Be careful on the salt, if you are using this as a topping for something that is already salty, I'd recommend cutting the salt down a lot or completely.
Made this chili for dinner tonight. So glad I found this recipe! It was so easy and so delicious! Hubby isn't a fan of beans so this was right up his alley. A bit hot for the kiddos, so I'll ease up on the cayenne next time. Switched out the water for beef stock and added a bit more cumin and garlic per our personal tastes, but otherwise we followed the recipe as is. I will definitely be making this again!
Such a great chili recipe! I've never put sausage in a chili before, but it was absolutely fabulous! Added a lovely flavour. We served it with plain rice and it went down a storm. Lovely spices and so comforting! Definitely be making it again!