Sixto's Texas Chili

  1. 1 pound bacon, cut in 1/4-inch strips
    3 to 4 pounds chuckeye steak, cubed
    6 to 8 jalapeno peppers, cut into slices
    1/2 bell pepper, chopped
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1 28-ounce can Ro-Tel tomatoes
  2. 2 15-ounce cans pinto beans
    2 16-ounce cans dark red kidney beans
    1 8-ounce can sliced mushrooms, drained
    3 tablespoons chili powder
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1/2 teaspoon oregano
  1. In a 5-quart Dutch oven, brown bacon, and then add chuck steak and brown.
  2. Next add onion and all peppers. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Then add all other ingredients and simmer 30 to 45 minutes.
  4. Serve with Mexican cornbread.

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