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Texas Chili Recipes And Information

Updated on December 7, 2011
Chili Con Carne is really the only chili recipe made in Texas that does contain beans. And Chili Con Carne made in Texas usually contains pinto beans.
Chili Con Carne is really the only chili recipe made in Texas that does contain beans. And Chili Con Carne made in Texas usually contains pinto beans. | Source

Texas Easy Chili

Here is a recipe very similar to what would have been served out on the trail in Texas by the cooks working the chuck wagons following the cattle drive. True Texas Chili never contains a bean. The chuck wagon cooks served beans quite often pinto beans on the side along with the chili but they were never added to the chili. Corn Bread was often served with the chili and if you'll Click Here you'll find one of the most wonderful recipes for corn bread that you'll ever eat.

Now this first chili recipe I'm going to be sharing with you will make a delicious bowl of red. A bowl of red is what the cook on the chuck wagon served to the cowboys at the end of a long day of a cattle drive. Now you really have to come up with your favorite chili powder but just below there are some of the very best. If your looking to start entering chili cook offs and contests then you need to come up with a chili powder that your going to use in all your chili dishes because after time you will learn your seasonings and know exactly how much to add. If you ever have a chili question you want to ask just post it in the comments section below and I'll be back to answer your questions quickly.

Texas Easy Chili

In this recipe for Texas Easy Chili we are going to use 3 pounds of beef chuck roast cut up into small one inch square pieces. This was the traditional way that chili was started out on the cattle trail by the chuck wagon cooks. The best way to cook your cubed chuck roast is to add the cubed chuck roast to a large skillet that you have added cooking oil to and you want to start it cooking on medium heat. Cook it slow being sure to stir your meat often so that it gets well browned but not over cooked on all sides. You get your meat brown before you add it to a stock pot or dutch oven so you can add in your other chili ingredients.

Texas Easy Chili Ingredients

1. Three Pounds Of Beef Chuck Roast Cubed Into One Inch Cubes And Well Browned.

2. Two Tablespoons Raw Minced Garlic.

3. Six Tablespoons Chili Powder.

4. Four Tablespoons All Purpose Plain Flour.

5. One Tablespoon Dried Powdered Oregano.

6. One Teaspoon Dried Powdered Cumin.

7. Three Cups V8 Tomato Juice.

8. Three Cups Beef Broth.

9. One Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.

10. One Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper.

While your cooking and browning your beef you'll want to stir in the garlic once you have the beef browned on all sides and let it cook for a few minutes before you pour all the contents of the pan out into a stock pot or dutch oven.

Now add about a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the pan where you cooked the beef and add your spices and flour to the pan. Cook stirring all the spices and flour together. Once you have the flour browned pour your beef broth out into the pan and stir briskly with the wire whisk to mix it all up well. Then pour it out into the stock pot or dutch oven.

Now add the V8 tomato juice to the stock pot and bring the pot almost up to a boil but not quite. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook at least two hours or longer until the beef is tender. If your Texas Easy Chili gets to thick add a cup of beef broth at a time. You don't want your chili to be thin. And in case your wondering yes this recipe for Texas Easy Chili is made with out onions.

Let me tell you a secret here about this recipe for Texas Easy Chili. This chili will always be better after a night in the refrigerator. If you can wait it will be even better after two days ( 48 hours ) in the refrigerator.

When you get ready to serve this chili serve it with sour cream and lime wedges. You may or may not want to serve bowls of diced sweet onions, sliced jalapenos, and cooked pinto beans on the side.You may also want to make corn bread and serve it on the side along with each of your bowls of red. Enjoy.

I guarantee you that this is an authentic Texas Chili and I guarantee you that you'll love it. Try it with the sides I suggested and squares of corn bread and you'll have a meal you won't soon forget. I hope there is Texas Easy Chili in your future real soon and if you have any questions just post them in the comments section below. And thanks for reading my recipe for Texas Easy Chili.

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Texas Jail House Chili

Let me talk to you just a few minutes about this recipe. If you need a recipe for a delicious chili that is going to make a lot of chili here is the perfect recipe. Chili is quite often served in the Texas Prison System and in Texas Jails.

If you want one of the best recipes for Texas Jail House Chili then here it is. Its a bold full flavored chili and its a true Texas Chili again with no beans. This chili is usually made and served with big squares of corn bread. Most of the time sour cream, sliced jalapenos, diced sweet onion, shredded cheese, and other sides were served with this chili on the side. I am including the full recipe here but you can cut it down and make as much of the chili as you need. The full recipe makes a lot of chili and you will need a very large stock pot or two to cook it in.

Once you make this chili you need to place it into a cooler or refrigerator to let the chili get cold and then you will want to take a large cooks spoon and remove all the red grease that will congeal on top of the chili. Like the chili above this chili will always be better the second day or even after three days in the refrigerator or cooler. Remove the grease that will be red and will congeal on top of the chili over night. Then heat your Texas Jail House Chili up and serve it.

For Your Texas Jail House Chili You Will Need.

1. 25 Pounds Of Lean Ground Beef.

2. One Half Pound Of Ground Cumin.

3. One Fourth Pound Of Chili Powder.

4. One Eighth Pound Of Paprika.

5. Two Handfuls Dried Red Chili Peppers.( Remove The Stems )

6. One Half Pound Raw Minced Garlic.

7. One Pound Sweet Onion Chopped Fine.

8. Four Twenty Eight Ounce Cans Diced Tomatoes.

9. Twenty Four Ounces Tomato Paste.

You will want to start by browning all your meat in a large skillet until it is all brown. Drain each skillet of browned beef as you brown it before you add the browned beef to the large stock pot. Once you have all your beef browned and add it to the stock pot use your skillet and saute your onion and garlic together until it is tender.

Now add your onion and garlic to the stock pot and add all the rest of your ingredients to the stock pot. If you don't have a large enough stock pot you may want to use two stock pots. Add all the rest of your ingredients to the stock pot and bring almost to a boil but not quite. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and cook at least four hours until the chili is cooked down and thickened.

For this recipe to be really good you want to refrigerate it at least over night and remove all the grease that will form on top of your chili. Then heat up your chili and serve.

I really hope you enjoy the chili recipes on this page and be sure to check out all my chili recipes. I have been making chili for over over thirty years now and the last time I added it up I had won over $50.000 in chili contests and chili cook offs. Plus all kinds of trophies and ribbons. If you ever need help in making a great chili recipe just post your question in the comment section below. I hope you have fun making chili and I really would love to hear your comments, tips, or suggestions. Thanks for reading my Hub Page on Texas Chili Recipes and I hope you have a nice day.

If you make the chili please post a comment below. Please feel free to post your chili comments or questions now.

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Here is a delightful recipe for Texas Green Pepper Chili
Here is a delightful recipe for Texas Green Pepper Chili

Texas Green Pepper Chili

Here is another delightful chili from Texas that is also served in the Texas Department Of Corrections. It is usually served over white rice and served with corn bread. You really won't find a much better chili and it is also really healthy for you.

Just follow the recipe below and before you know it you'll be eating one of the most delicious homemade Texas Chili's Ever.

Here is one really delicious way to serve the Texas Green Pepper Chili. Serve it over white buttered rice and top it with shredded cheddar cheese. Along with a delicious square of corn bread you won't find a much better meal.
Here is one really delicious way to serve the Texas Green Pepper Chili. Serve it over white buttered rice and top it with shredded cheddar cheese. Along with a delicious square of corn bread you won't find a much better meal. | Source

For Your Texas Green Pepper Chili You Will Need

1. Four Pounds Lean Ground Beef.

2. Two Cups Sweet Onion Diced Fine.

3. Two Cups Green Bell Pepper Diced Fine.

4. One Cup Red Bell Pepper Diced Fine.

5. One Fourth Cup Chili Powder.

6. Six Cups Red Canned Kidney Beans. , ( Wash And Drain Your Beans )

7. Two Cups White Canned Kidney Beans.( Wash And Drain Your Beans )

8. Four Tablespoons Minced Fresh Garlic.

9. Two Twenty Eight Ounce Cans Diced Tomatoes.

10. One Tablespoon Ground Sea Salt.

11. Six Cups Beef Broth.

12. Eighteen Ounces Of Tomato Paste.

Start off by browning your hamburger in a large skillet and add your peppers, garlic, and onion to your meat and cook it all up together until the meat is brown and the veggies are done. Drain the hamburger mixture well and add the contents of the skillet to a stock pot.

Add the remainder of your ingredients to the stock pot and bring the contents of the stock pot to a boil. Then turn down your heat to a low medium and cook for at least two hours or until your liquid had reduced and your chili has thickened.

This is a rich delicious chili and served over white rice with shredded cheddar cheese it is truly one of the most delicious chili's that I have ever tasted.

And while most Texas Chili's don't ever contain beans this one does and I really think you'll like it once you give it a try. If you do make it let me hear from you how you like it. And thanks for taking the time to read my Hub Page.

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    • CENTURION2501 profile image


      6 years ago

      Thanks so much, as a Brit' it's always interesting to see how other people cook, and eat food. What really interested me was how different your chili is to what we have become accustomed to over here, I think you'd choke on what is passed off as Chili here. Over the past three decades I've watched this country become a cheap imitation of what Brit's think America is about, from TV Shows, to fast food chains, youth culture; for example a recent study showed four fifths of kids didn't know the emergency services here are 999, not 911!

      I've eaten on American bases here, in the UK and else where, whilst serving in the Forces. And there is just no comparison from home cooked food served up by an American and what we are used to buying in the shops, or fast food restaurants. Now I love cooking and trying anything new/old from anywhere in the world, when I go abroad I seek out the places the locals eat, not the tourist junk. I think I can say my life and my families has been enriched by that philosophy. And thank God for the internet, because now I can buy authentic spices from around the world, let alone find wonderful recipes like yours. I have to say Thank you, what a brilliant thinker you are...including listings for spics, I haven't seen that before and it's so damn helpful to have as much as you can get, the authentic ingredients.

      God bless you and keep you and yours safe, thank you for this as well as your other intelligent, thought provoking hub-pages.

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      6 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Your very welcome. There are three great chili recipes here on this Hub Page. I hope everyone will make and enjoy them.

    • katrinasui profile image


      6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing such useful recipes.


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