Sunday, November 7, 2010

Texas Chili

3 lbs ground beef
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 can (15 oz) water
1 t Tabasco
3 heaping T chili powder
1 heaping T oregano
1 haping T cumin powder
2 onions chopped
garlic to taste
one t salt
one level t paprika
1 t cayenne powder
1 doz red jalapeno peppers
4-5 dried ancho chili pods
2 heaping t flour
8 oz kidney beans
8 oz pinto beans
1 grn pep
crushed tomatoes
whle tomatoes
tomato paste

Sear mt until grey.  Then add tomato sauce and 1 cup of water.  Add other ingredients.  Simmer for 1 1/4 hrs.  Add flour mixed with water and simmer add 30 mins. 

So, we didn't find red jalapenos and used grn instead.  Also, we didn't find dried ancho chili pods and really don't even know what those are!  The recipe did not say a size on the crushed or whole tomatoes, but we got pretty big cans and also used full cans on the beans instead of halfing them.  Let me just say it's SPICY!!!!!  We didn't even let Ryan taste it.  It was good for us, but this morning maybe not so much for me!  lol  You can always use less jalapenos or even none at all.  We topped with grated cheddar cheese and talked about how we wished we had Fritos or saltines, too!  With our weather being in the 50s, it was a perfect dish.  It made a good amount so we have some in the fridge and the remainder in the freezer. 

Recipe by US Senator John Tower from TX

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