Festus's Gunsmoke Chili (Ken Curtis)

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Adapted from the International Chili Society Official Chili Cookbook, 1981. This is an older recipe. The original contains 2 teaspoons monosodium glutamate. I have left this out, but you may use it if you wish. I recommend using reduced-salt bouillon and omitting or reducing the amount of salt.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat in a large pot or Dutch oven, breaking it up finely as it browns.
  2. Add a little oil if the meat is too dry.
  3. Stir in all remaining ingredients.
  4. Cover and simmer 2 1/2-3 hours.