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Texas Chili Recipe

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This recipe for Texas Chili, by , is from The McCullough Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Heather Tyson
Added: Thursday, February 19, 2009


3 lb ground chuck (80/20 mix)
2-3 medium onions
4 cloves minced garlic
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp crushed red pepper
3 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp butter
2 tsp basil
2 tsp paprika
1-1 1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp cumin seed
1 c water

Dice onions and brown in 2 tbsp butter and blend in garlic over medium heat. Set aside separately.
Brown chuck lightly over medium heat. Break meat up into small chunks.
Add cooked onions/garlic to browned chuck and blend together.
Blend all remaining spices together in a separate bowl and then add to the chuck.
Add 1 c water and mix well.
Reduce heat to low/simmer and cook for a minimum of 3 hours.
Stir every hour.

beans/spaghetti noodles.
By adding spaghetti noodles you get a yummy version of chili mac. You may also consider cheese, shredded or melted.

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Number Of Servings:
about 15




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