Bowl of Red ( Texas Chili Con Carne )

Recipe by Miss Erin C.
READY IN: 4hrs 30mins




  • In a large dutch oven, heat the oil and cook the onion over medium heat until it is soft.
  • Add the garlic and cook until it's transparent.
  • Add the meat in several batches along with the chili, cumin, oregano and paprika.
  • Remove each batch to a large bowl as it's cooked.
  • Stir and cook until the meat is browned, then put all the meat back in the pot and add the vinegar, coffee and enough water just to cover the meat.
  • Add the salt and cayenne and stir well.
  • cover the pot and cook over low heat for 2 hours, stirring from time to time.
  • Remove the lid and simmer the final hour.
  • Skim off any fat on the surface.
  • Add the cornmeal and stir in well.
  • Cook for 15 more minutes and serve hot in deep bowls.
  • Garnish with sour cream, chopped cilantro and shredded cheese.