Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
There is a big chile festival in Texas, called the Terlingua Chile Cookoff. I borrowed the name, but the chile purists would never add catsup to their recipe. This recipe's origins is in the Fire Station where I worked at as an EMT.
- 2 -2 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 1⁄2 lbs stew meat
- 1⁄4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- meat tenderizer (optional)
- seasoning salt
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 3⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 1⁄2 cups catsup
- 1 onion
- 1 green pepper
- 2 cans of small red beans (drained and rinsed)
- Sprinkle meat with tenderizer and seasoning salt.
- Marinate in Worcestershire sauce for 30-60 minutes.
- Chop up green pepper and onion.
- Brown meat and add vegetables.
- Heat water in a large pot and add meat and vegetable mixture.
- Add remaining ingredients, except beans.
- Simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
- Add beans 15-20 minutes before serving.