So, a little history. I've been asking the listeners of the Dr. Claudia Show, All Things Family, to share their chili recipes. I've tried most of them and couldn't find the one that "fit".
My husband was traveling and ate at a Longhorn Steak House which is a chain and he liked the chili, so we started with that as the base.
Here it is!!
- 2.5 pounds ground beef (85% fat)
- 1.5 cups finely chopped onion
- 1 T (tablespoon) finely minced garlic
- ¼ cup chili powder
- 1 t (teaspoon) dried oregano
- ½ t paprika
- ½ t ground cumin
- 18 ounces tomato sauce
- 12 ounce beer-Shiner Boch recommended, but use your favorite beer
- 1 t cayenne pepper
- 2 T masa flour
- 4-5 shakes of salt
- 1 whole jalapeno with seeds (about 3-4 inches long). Clean the pepper, cut off the ends, remove the stems and keep the seeds to put in the chili.
- 1 t chipotle chili powder.
Heat a heavy-bottomed pot to med-high and cook the beef, stirring until browned.
Add the onion and garlic. Cook briefly.
Add the chili powder
Bring to a boil.
Cover and cook over very low heat for 1 hour.
Add cayenne pepper, masa flour and jalapeno and the seeds. Cook for 30 minutes.
Serve with warm cornbread.
Oh, I hope you love it!!
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