Chili Recipes Index




Chili ( Authentic Texas Border ) Recipe


3 Tomatoes,med
1 Onion,Burmuda,lg,fine chop
1/4 ts Oregano,dried,pref. Mexican
2 ts Paprika
5 Garlic cloves,lg,fine chop
4 lb Beef shank,coarse grind
1 tb Lard,butter,or bacon dripins
4 Scallions,in bunches,chopped
5 Bell pepper(s)
5 Serrano chiles,fresh
1 lb Chorizo sausage or
1 lb Sausage,hot,non-Italian
4 Garlic cloves,med,fine chop
2 ts Salt
4 tb Red chile,hot,ground
4 tb Red chile,mild,ground
3 tb Cumin seeds

1. Puree the first four ingredients plus one clove of the garlic in a
blender or food processor (using the steel blade). Scrape the mixture
into a large heavy pot and add the beef.~ 2. Melt the lard, butter,
or bacon drippings in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the
scallions, bell peppers, serrano chiles, sausage, and the remaining
garlic, and cook until the onions are translucent and the sausage is
browned.~ 3. Place the cumin seeds in a 300' oven for a few minutes
until lightly browned. Remove seeds from the oven and crush them with
a mallet. Stir the vegetables into the beef and tomato mixture. Add
the salt ground chile, cumin, and enough water or beer to cover.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then lower the heat and
simmer, uncovered for 4 to 6 hours. Taste and adjust seasonings.~