Texas Chili

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by Cindy D

A very spicy chili with beans. Great comfort food when cold weather sets in. I generally serve with saltine crackers and a tossed green salad that has lots of tomatoes and avocados.

Top Review by Cindy D

Thanks for your review Suzy. I can certainly appreciate your point about the peppers. I was born and raised in Texas and still live in the Lone Star state today. I have jalapenos and chili petins growing in my yard. I just prefer the heat of the jap peppers. I even prefer it to habaneros. Just a matter of preference, kinda like the beans/no beans issue. Although I don't usually thicken my chili, I do like your idea of adding the flour after browning. I'm gonna try that. That one thing about this board, I've gotten so many great tips and recipes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sear chili meat and add remaining ingredients except Jap pepper.
  2. Simmer for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  3. Add Jap pepper and beans, undrained beans.
  4. Simmer an additional 30 minutes.
  5. If the chili needs thickening mix 2 T flour with a little water, and add stirring constantly.
  6. Adjust the heat of the chili according to how long the pepper is simmered with the chili.
  7. For mild, omit completely.
  8. For extremely hot, add at the beginning.

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