Marlboro Texas Red Chili - Hot Hot Hot !

"Oh No ! I lost my cookbook for Marlboro Texas Red ! I had the paperback cookbook recipe for this - and have fixed it for YEARS now. The best flavor ever - but Way too hot for me. My hubby, however, loves it's head sweat producing heat. To tame it down so I,too, can enjoy it, I add two cans of rinsed Pintos and a can of chopped tomatoes. Believe me - it is still plenty hot ! Instead of the Suet the recipe calls for I cook 1/4 lb of bacon down and use the grease from it. Since the beef I use is very lean, the end result is not grease laden, but I do cool it to remove any grease that rises to the top. To serve I place a slice of cornbread on the bottom of the bowl, ladle the chilli over and top with grated cheddar cheese"
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Ready In:
1 pot




  • optional:

  • can of pinto beans, rinsed
  • can chopped tomatoes.
  • Substitute:

  • grease from 1/4 lb. bacon in place of suet.
  • Add beef, pound at a time, to the grease rendered from suet and brown (or substitute bacon grease). After each pound is browned, remove.
  • ( this leaves most of the grease and juice in the browning pan)
  • When all meat is browned, put your meat in a chili pot and add seasonings and beef stock.
  • Cover and simmer for 2 hours. Skim fat.
  • Combine masa (harina) and cold water and stir into chili.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • NOTE: We cook this a lot longer - until the meat is fork tender and the sauce is nice and thick.
  • NOTE: At this point I add rinsed pinto beans and chopped tomatoes at this point to my half of the chili.
  • Serve in bowls on top of a slice of cornbread, with optional grated cheddar cheese, sour cream and green onions.

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  1. lesliecoy
    I no longer add the pinto beans and tomatoes to the chili, now I serve them as sides. Instead of using suet or bacon grease, I now use 1 TBSP of Shortening .


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