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A Dirt Simple, Plain, But Tried and True Texas Chili Recipe
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Meal Type: Dinner
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Cook Method: Stove
Difficulty: Hard
Cuisine: American
     Serving Size: 4 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 456
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 24g
Saturated Fat 8g
Unsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 159mg
Sodium 587mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Protein 54g
Vitamin A  30%Vitamin C  5%
Calcium  4%Iron  35%
Potassium  27%Vitamin E  6%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

A Dirt Simple, Plain, But Tried and True Texas Chili Recipe

Recipe Tags: Chili Recipes

Date Added: July 14, 2023
Like all good chilis this is best made a day in advance and reheated.


2 Onions chopped
2 Pounds Beef preferably a chuck or round, about, (don&
1/2 Pound Bacon The best double-smoked bacon you can find
1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin Seed (or more to taste)
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder (I use Santa Cruz hot, but adjust this for taste) (up to 2)
1 Tablespoon Paprika (optional, for color and less heat) (up to 2)
2 Garlic (optional) (up to 4)
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1. Cube the beef into bite-sized chunks.

2. Dice the bacon.

3. Heat a large heavy pot,

4. fry the bacon until almost crisp.

5. Scoop it out and set aside (so it won't get burnt).

6. Then fry the meat in the bacon fat until browned on all sides -- you may have to do this in batches.

7. Scoop out the meat and add to the bacon.

8. Saute the onions (and garlic if you're using it) in the bacon. (Those who really get concerned can drain off some of the fat, but it won't be true Texan at that point.)

9. When it's soft, throw in the cumin, chile powder, and paprika and cook briefly.

10. Return the meat, cover with water and bring it to a boil.

11. Taste and add salt, then cover and set it to simmer for a couple of hours.

12. Thicken as needed with cornmeal or stale tortillas.

Serve with sour cream or cottage cheese, diced onions and, of course, beer.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is high in Vitamin A with 30% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Garlic, Hot Pepper, Beef, Onion allergies.
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