Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is an actual grand prize chili recipe and it comes from the "Texas bragging rights" recipe book.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large pot, sear meat in a small amount of oil.
  2. Add onion& garlic, cook until tender (do not burn).
  3. Add tomato sauce, paprika, cayenne pepper, bouillon cubes and enough water to cover.
  4. Simmer 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Add cumin, garlic powder, oregano, pepper and chili powder.
  6. Add salt to taste.
  7. Cook another 30 minutes or until meat is tender.
Most Helpful

This is the best chili! I made it twice, the second time I substituted beer for the water and added some pureed chipotle peppers - it was even more awesome!

Mysterygirl November 25, 2002

Simply the best chili! The only thing I changed was, I substituted beer for the water, as MG suggested. I let this simmer on the stove for a couple of hours, it smelled wonderful while it was cooking. I knew this was a winner, but BF has already requested it agian, and I just made it two days ago, so it was definately a hit. The flavor of this chili was just awesome! You MUST try this! Definately a keeper Cher!

bratty December 07, 2002

Fantastic! Very complex layers of flavor. Couldn't be easier to make.

Salesgirl December 19, 2002