Texas Chili III

  1. 6 strips bacon
    2 lbs. boneless beef cubes
    2 cans (15 oz.) kidney beans, drained
    1 can (28 oz.) tomatoes, cut up
    1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
    1 c. finely chopped onion
    1/2 c. thinly sliced carrots
    1/2 c. finely chopped green pepper
  2. 1/2 c. finely chopped celery
    2 tbsp. minced parsley
    2 cloves garlic minced
    1 bay leaf
    2 tbsp. chili powder
    1 tsp. salt
    1/8 tsp. pepper
  1. Fry bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towel.
  2. Brown half the beef cubes in pan with bacon drippings five minutes. Place in slow cooker.
  3. Repeat with remaining meat.
  4. Stir bacon and remaining ingredients into 3 1/2 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low setting about 10 hours or until beef is tender.
  5. Stir occasionally. If you don't have a slow cooker place in large pot, cover, place on stove under low heat and follow directions above.
  6. Recipe by Southern U.S. Cuisine

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