Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a Texas style chili recipe with beans. I have this posted on another site, but thought I would share here as well. Many people on reading the recipe turn up their nose at leaving behind some beef fat in the chili. But, beef suet is a common ingredient in Texas style chili that gives it a unique flavor. This recipe is definately not low fat and low cholesterol. What it is, is real comfort food on a cold day.
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 (14 ounce) cans beef broth
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 (15 1/2 ounce) cans pinto beans
- In a stockpot over medium heat, brown ground beef until no longer pink. Drain off the fat, but leave approximately 2 Tablespoons of fat in the pan.(The fat will give it that real Texas chili taste) In a small bowl stir together the garlic powder, chili powder, cumin and flour. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the meat and reserved fat, and stir until the meat is evenly coated.
- Stir the oregano into the meat mixture, then pour in the 2 cans of beef broth. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a low boil. Add the beans, 2 to 3 cans depending on how many beans you like. If you want your chili thinner, do not drain the beans otherwise drain off the liquid. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes then serve.
Definitely different from the traditional chili we know - yet made for real comfort food back in February when the temps were minus 40. Liked the flavor made by sprinkling the flour mix over the meat and reserved fat. Going to keep that in mind when making casseroles. Next time around to make this chili more like the one the family is familiar with - will add a can of kidney beans along with the pinto beans.
This chili is perfect for those who can not have tomato products. It's been a hit everywhere I've taken it. This week, a woman whose traditional chili was untouched at our gathering asked me for the recipe! If it's bland to you, just add more spices or some red pepper flakes to your taste.
This chili was really bland. I dressed it up by adding a packet of chili seasoning that I had on hand and added a bit of spicy V8 juice. I will continue to look for a perfect chili recipe.