Crockpot Texas Chili

  1. 2-3 lbs. round or sirloin steak, cut 1/2-inch thick
    1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
    1 large onion
    3 cloves garlic
    1 tsp. salt
  2. 1/4 cup dark chili powder
    2 tsp. ground cumin
    1 cup dark beer
    1/2 cup water
    1/4 cup masa (or cornmeal)
    2-3 fresh jalapenos, seeded and chopped
  1. Cut the steak into 1/2-inch cubes.
  2. In a heavy skillet, brown the beef with the onion. Drain off excess fat, add garlic and stir over medium heat another minute.
  3. Transfer beef mixture to the crockpot. Add salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, beer and water. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  4. Stir masa or cornmeal with enough water to make a smooth paste. Stir paste into chili. Turn crockpot to high and cook uncovered for additional hour.
  5. Recipe by the Texas Beef Council

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