Cook Off Winner Chili - Texas Style

Recipe by CountryLady
READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
SERVES: 10-12




  • Heat oil over medium high heat in a large dutch oven.
  • Add beef, onions, green pepper& garlic and cook until onion is tender (about 10 minutes), stirring frequently.
  • Add tomatoes& their liquid, hot peppers, chili powder, salt& bay leaves and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover& simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove bay leaves.
  • Stir in beans& their liquid and heat thoroughly.
  • Serve in soup bowls; sprinkle with cheddar or monterey jack cheese (or a comb).
  • Place under broiler for 1- 2 minutes to melt.
  • Serve with your choice of sliced green onions, diced avocados, chopped green peppers, hunks of crusty bread, corn chips,saltine crackers or tortilla chips as accompaniments.