Cook Off Winner Chili - Texas Style

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Total Time
2hrs 10mins
10 mins
2 hrs

I can't take credit for this winner - its a good friend's recipe.

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  1. Heat oil over medium high heat in a large dutch oven.
  2. Add beef, onions, green pepper& garlic and cook until onion is tender (about 10 minutes), stirring frequently.
  3. Add tomatoes& their liquid, hot peppers, chili powder, salt& bay leaves and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low, cover& simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove bay leaves.
  6. Stir in beans& their liquid and heat thoroughly.
  7. Serve in soup bowls; sprinkle with cheddar or monterey jack cheese (or a comb).
  8. Place under broiler for 1- 2 minutes to melt.
  9. Serve with your choice of sliced green onions, diced avocados, chopped green peppers, hunks of crusty bread, corn chips,saltine crackers or tortilla chips as accompaniments.