1984 Texas State Men's Chili Cookoff

  1. 3 pounds cubed beef
    2 tablespoons paprika
    1 tablespoon onion powder
    1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
    2 teaspoons bouillon, Beef granules
    1 teaspoon bouillon, Chicken granules
    1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  2. 4 teaspoons ground cumin
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
    1 1/2 teaspoons MSG
    6 tablespoons chili powder
    1 split jalapeno chili pepper
  1. Briefly sear meat and then add chili pepper tied in cheese cloth sack, paprika, onion powder, cayenne pepper, bouillon granules, tomato sauce and water to cover. Simmer, covered, for 1-1/2 hours or so.
  2. Add cumin, garlic powder, MSG, black pepper, and chili powder. Cook for another 30 minutes or until meat is tender.
  3. Remove cheese cloth sack with jalapeno pepper and serve.
  4. Beans, ( I have found pintos to be best) prepared and served on the side to be added after serving. Same with cheese, onions, or what have you.
  5. Makes 6 servings
  6. Recipe by Jack Garrens

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