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Texas Style Chili Recipe

Updated on December 10, 2012

Texas Style Chili , So Good You Can Almost Smell It.

I am continuing my series on chili with this delicious recipe for , Texas Style Chili. If your looking for a really great chili then this just may be it.
I am continuing my series on chili with this delicious recipe for , Texas Style Chili. If your looking for a really great chili then this just may be it. | Source

Texas Style Chili Recipe

In Texas they do everything in a big way and here were going to be making a delicious chili called , Texas Style Chili. I guarantee that if you will slow down and read this recipe carefully that you can make one of the best chili recipes that you will ever taste.

Beans Or No Beans Is The Question

In Texas it is rare to find beans added to the chili. However a lot of people like beans in their chili and there is no reason not to add beans to your chili if you want beans in your chili. What I am going to do here is tell you a great and easy way to add beans to your chili. Take a pound of pintos and cover them in a large bowl with water. To get rid of the gas in the beans add a tablespoon of baking soda and stir it into your beans while they are soaking. Soak your beans for at least 8 hours or overnight. When you want to add the beans to your chili just wash them off well with cold running water and then add them to your chili at the start of the cooking time. Kidney Beans can be cooked the same way. Be sure to cook your chili until the beans are done. The cooking time will be cut down greatly if you soak your beans as suggested.

The below chili recipe for , Texas Style Chili does not contain beans but you can add the beans at the start of the cooking time if you wish. In Texas and a lot of other places around the United States Corn Bread is served with the Chili. If you want a great recipe for Corn Bread and another great Chili recipe just CLICK HERE.

Texas Style Chili Recipe

1. 1/4 Cup Of Bacon Grease.

2. Three Pound Chuck Roast cut into one inch cubes.

3. One Large White Onion Diced Into Very Small Pieces.

4. Four Jalapeno Peppers with the seeds removed and diced up fine.

5. Two Large Red Bell Peppers Cleaned and diced up fine.

6. Six Tablespoons Chili Pepper.

7. One Tablespoon Cumin.

8. One Tablespoon Mexican Oregano.

9. One 28 Ounce Can Fine Diced Tomatoes.

10. Two 12 Ounce Cans Beer.

11. Two Ounces Of Tequila.

12. One Teaspoon Salt.

13. One Teaspoon Black Pepper.

14. Eight Cups Beef Stock.

In Texas this recipe is usually cooked in a large cast iron pot. However if you don't have a large cast iron pot you can use a large stock pot.

When you cut up your chuck roast leave the fat with it. Unless the roast is really fatty. Then you might want to discard part of the fat or use a different chuck roast. You want your roast in one inch to two inch cubes. No bigger than that.

You will want to start out by browning your cubes of chuck roast in the bacon fat. You want it browned on all sides before you add it to your stock pot. Now in a large skillet cook your onion and peppers until they are done but not burned or even brown and add them to the stock pot.

Now add in all the rest of your ingredients and slowly bring your pot almost up to a boil but not quite. Now reduce your heat to a low medium and continue to cook your chili. If you add beans to your chili add them when you add everything else. You want to cook your chili over low heat until it is all done and your meat is tender. Of course if you added beans you want them done and tender also.

Once your chili is thickened and your meat is tender and if you added beans they are tender then your chili is done. And you will now be ready to enjoy some of the best chili that you will ever taste. You can go above to the link for the Corn Bread and click it and make the recipe for the corn bread. Corn Bread is delicious with this Texas Style Chili. You can serve sour cream , shredded cheese , diced onions , diced jalapenos , and more on the side with your chili. I like shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream with my chili. 

Thanks for reading my hub page on Texas Style Chili and I hope you will post a comment or question below now.

Thanks for reading my hub page on Texas Style Chili and I hope you will post a comment or question below now.

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    • Darkscorpio Dusan profile image

      Dusan Steharnik 

      5 years ago from Slovenia

      Looks very tasty. I should try this in the near future.

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      5 years ago from East Coast , United States

      It is a really great chili.

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      oklahoma rough neck 

      5 years ago

      love the the recipe cant wait to try it for the holidays

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      Mary Wickison 

      6 years ago from Brazil

      I will have to try this, my chili always seems to be lacking. I love cornbread but I have also had it with warm tortillas.

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      6 years ago from East Coast , United States

      It is a wonderful recipe. And yes I know that in Texas no beans go in the chili. And corn bread is a must.

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      7 years ago from Somewhere near the center of Texas

      Chili is the state dish of Texas and it is against the law to add beans to chili! Make the beans as a separate "vegetable" to go with the chili! Cornbread is a must have also.

      This looks like a pretty good recipe, CHG!

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      7 years ago from Chicago,IL

      Does the baking soda rally work for the gas? Thanks for the recipe.

    • France Travel Inf profile image

      France Travel Inf 

      7 years ago

      The chili sounds awesome! Another "to add or not to add" ingredient to TX chili is tomatoes. I know of many people who believe that the chili should have no beans and get its red color ONLY from the chili powder. No tomatoes really changes the taste.

      I am trying your recipe this weekend!


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