Rose Wave's Texas Chili

  1. 3-pounds chili meat
    1-can (15 ounce) tomato sauce
    1-can (15 ounce) water
    1-tsp Tabasco
    3-heaping tbsp chili powder (pure)
    1-heaping tbsp cumin powder
    2-onions, chopped
  2. garlic to taste
    1-tsp salt
    1-tsp cayenne powder
    1-level tsp paprika
    1-dozen red jap peppers
    4 or 5 dried ancho chili pods
    2-heaping tsp flour
  1. Sear meat until gray.
  2. Add tomato sauce and one cup of water.
  3. Add other ingredients. Simmer for 1 1/4 hours.
  4. Add thickening (flour mixed with water). Simmer an additional 30 minutes.
  5. Makes 6 to 8 servings
  6. Recipe by Rose Wave

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