Billy Bob Barnett's Texas Style Chili

  1. 10 pounds ground chuck
    1 cup hot chili powder
    1 cup chili powder -- (mild)
    3/4 cup paprika
    1/2 cup cumin
    1/4 cup garlic powder
  2. 1/4 cup salt
    1/8 cup crushed red pepper
    1 pound suet
    3 quarts water
    1/4 cup sugar -- add 20 min before
  1. Add fat first, then meat and seasonings to fat. Add water after it cooks 2 hrs.
  2. Cook 3 hrs total. Stir occasionally.
  3. This is real good with raw chopped onion on top (plus the ubiquitous saltines).

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