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Awesome Texas Chili


INGREDIENTS
  1. 2 lbs. chuck stew beef, cut into small chunks
  2. 2 tbs vegetable oil
  3. 1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained
  4. 12 oz. Tomato paste
  5. 1 cup chopped onion
  6. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  7. 1 green pepper, seeded and cut into two pieces
  8. 5-10 slices of pickled jalpeno pepper slices
  9. 1 beer and enough water to equal 2 1/2 cups
  10. 1 1/2 tbs. chili powder
  11. 1/2 tsp cumin
  12. 1/2 tsp red pepper
  13. 1/2 tsp oregano
  14. 1/2 tsp salt
DIRECTIONS
  1. In large pot, brown meat in oil, in two batches, draining off fat after each batch.
  2. Return drained meat to pot.
  3. Add rest of ingredients and bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 hours.

Chili Trivia:


  • Chili is the official state food of Texas
  • Cincinnati Chili was inspired by Greek and Macedonian immigrants around the turn of the 20th century
  • The intensity of heat in the taste of the Chile peppers usually decreases as the size of the pepper increases

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