Headquarters Chili

  1. 3 pounds lean coarsely ground beef
  2. 2 small green peppers, chopped
  3. 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  4. 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  5. 1/4 cup cooking oil
  6. 3 (1 pound) cans tomatoes
  7. 3 tablespoons chili powder
  8. 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  9. 1 cup water
  10. 3 (15 ounce) cans pinto or kidney beans
  11. 2 teaspoons crushed cumin seeds or ground cumin
  1. Cook beef, green peppers, onions and garlic in oil in a cast iron kettle until beef is lightly browned.
  2. Add all ingredients except beans. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  3. Stir in undrained beans; cover and simmer for 25 minutes.

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