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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!!!

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designsbylwallac December 18, 2009

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

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daggle October 21, 2006

My family likes spicey, but not too hot. Substitute the cayenne with finely chopped ancho chilies; almost the same taste with half the heat.

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kitchenwitch33 September 08, 2014

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!

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Pot Scrubber April 18, 2010

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!!!

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MichellenMo February 28, 2008

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!

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Sandy in Oklahoma December 03, 2006

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.

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wisslbritches November 20, 2006

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.

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Luckdragon76 February 24, 2016

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!

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Katie S. November 10, 2015

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!

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