Bill Pfeiffer's Capital Punishment Chili

  1. 1 tablespoon oregano
    2 tablespoons paprika
    2 tablespoons MSG
    9 tablespoons chili powder
    4 tablespoons cumin
    4 tablespoons beef bouillon (instant crushed)
    2 cans beer
    2 cups water
    4 pounds extra lean chuck (chili grind)
    2 pounds extra lean pork (chili grind)
    1 pound extra lean chuck, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  2. 2 large onions, finely chopped
    10 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    1/2 cup oil or kidney suet
    1 teaspoon mole (powdered)
    1 tablespoon granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon coriander
    1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
    1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
    1 tablespoon Masa Harina
    Salt to taste
  1. In a large pot, add oregano, paprika, MSG, chili powder, cumin, beef bouillon, beer and water. Let simmer.
  2. In a separate skillet, brown 1 1/2 pounds of meat in oil or suet until meat is light brown. Drain and add to simmering spices. Continue browning meat in batches until all meat has been added.
  3. Sauté finely chopped onions in oil or suet. Add to spices and meat mixture. Add water as needed.
  4. Simmer two hours. Add mole (MOE-lay), sugar, coriander, hot pepper sauce and tomato sauce. Simmer 45 minutes.
  5. Dissolve Masa Harina in warm water and add to chili. Add salt to taste. Simmer 30 minutes.
  6. Makes 14 to 18 servings
  7. Recipe by Bill Pfeiffer 1980 World Champion Chili

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