Huseman Texas Chili

  1. 8 bacon strips, diced
  2. 2 cans (8 oz each) tomato sauce
  3. 2 cups sliced carrots
  4. 1 medium onion, chopped
  5. 1 cup chopped celery
  6. 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  7. 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  8. 1 tablespoon chili powder
  9. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  10. Salt and pepper to taste
  11. 2-1/2 lbs beef stew meat, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  12. 1 can (16 oz) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  13. 2 cans (one 28 oz, one 14-1/2 oz) stewed tomatoes
  1. In skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towel to drain.
  2. Brown beef in bacon drippings over medium heat; drain.
  3. Transfer to a 5-quart slow cooker; add bacon and remaining ingredients.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 9 to 10 hours or until the meat is tender, stirring occasionally.
  5. Recipe by P.J. & Rita Huseman

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