Lone Star's Texas Red Chili

  1. 2 Tbs. oil
    2 lbs.. stewing beef, cubed
    1 cup onion, chopped
    1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 (12 ounce) can tomato paste
    2 1/2 cups water
  2. 2 canned jalapenos, seeded and chopped
    1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
    1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. dried oregano
    1/2 tsp. cumin
  1. Brown beef in oil.
  2. Add onions, bell pepper and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 2 hours or until meat is tender.

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