Marlboro Texas Red

  1. 1/4 lb. suet, finely chopped (render suet and discard rind)
    6 lbs.. lean beef, coarsely chopped
    1 Cup chili powder
    2 Tbs. ground cumin
    2 Tbs. ground oregano
  2. 2 Tbs. cayenne pepper
    4 cloves garlic, finely minced
    2 quarts beef stock
    1/2 cup masa harina
    1/2 cup cold water
    2 Tbs. salt
  1. Method: Add beef, pound at a time, to the grease rendered form suet and brown. Remove after each pound is browned.
  2. When all is browned, put your meat in a chili pot and add seasonings and beef stock.
  3. Cover and simmer for 2 hours. Skim fat.
  4. Combine masa and cold water and stir into chili.
  5. Simmer for 30 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