Jon's Real Texas Chili

  1. 1/4 c. oil
    4 lbs. top round
    6 cloves of garlic, chopped
    3/4 oz. cumin
    2 lg. green peppers, chopped
    1/4 c. oregano
    2 bay leaves
  2. 2 tbsp. dried chilies
    3 tbsp. flour
    1 qt. beef stock
    2/3 c. tomato paste
    2 lg. onions, chopped
  1. Heat oil over medium heat. Add beef and sear well. Remove meat and set aside.
  2. Add garlic, peppers, and onions and saute over medium heat 10 minutes. Add cumin, oregano, bay leaves, and chiles. Stir and mix well.
  3. Add flour and mix well. Cook 10 minutes over medium low heat until smooth paste is golden brown.
  4. Add beef and stir in beef stock, tomato paste and Tabasco to taste. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer covered 30 to 45 minutes or until meat is done.
  5. Makes 10 to 12 servings

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