Texas Style Chili I

  1. 2 pounds ground beef
    1 pound sausage
    3 onions, chopped
    4 garlic cloves, crushed
    1/4 cup chili powder
    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
    1 tablespoon dried oregano
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, chopped
    3 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans
  1. In a kettle, combine ground beef, sausage, chopped onions, and crushed garlic cloves; cook until the meat is browned, stirring to crumble. Drain.
  2. Stir into meat mixture chili powder, flour, sugar, oregano, salt, and chopped whole tomatoes. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add kidney beans (drained) and simmer an additional 20 minutes.
  4. Makes 12 servings

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