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True Texas Chili
Ingredients for chili
About True Texas Chili
I grew up with my dad being our chili cook. I would go in to the kitchen and watch my dad work while he told me his recipe, and that chili to be true Texas chili should never have beans, or even tomatoes. There is even a song about it called if you know beans about chili you know that chili has no beans by Ken Finlay
While a lot of people might add beans to their homemade chili recipes, a lot of Texas chili cook offs will disqualify you if you do. In 1977 the Texas legislature officially proclaimed chili the official "state food" of Texas and some people believe that only Texans can make true chili that’s any good.
While it is well debated across Texas as to what makes Texas chili, and ever family seems to think there chili is the best, the one thing they can all agree on is the no beans. Other than that it is up in the air.
My recipes is the same one my dad made as I was growing up. It has no tomatoes or beans but is really good, I do not fell you need the other stuff. But like all my recipes please feel free to edit and make it to your taste and what your family likes. Please leave a comment below to let me know how you liked it or if you have any questions or anything to say at all.
A bit About Texas Chili History
Most people first tried chili in the 1860s from chili stands that the "Chili Queens," women who served food in San Antonio's Military, and thought out Texas. In a way it was like one of the first fast food joints. Works would count on these chili stands for a quick meal during lunch.
It is thought that chili was not something picked up from Mexico but something that Texas itself came up with but was influenced by immigrants from the Canary Islands.
The invention of chili in the 1900s made chili very easy to prepare in any restaurant or home kitchen. That is when chili started to move across the country and we started to see thing like chili mac, Frito pie and even chili dogs pop up and become popular.
While the rest of the America started adding beans and tomatoes to their chili to make it more hardy and feeling. Texas stayed the same with there no beans because it lads itself to other foods better then chili with beans.
Bowl Of Chili
- 2 Lbs. lean beef
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 clove garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil or lard
- 3-4 Tbsp. Chili powder
- 3 tsp. cumin
- 2 Tbsp. flour
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 2-3c beef broth
- Salt and Pepper, to tase
How To Make Texas Chili
- Heat up skillet over med high heat add beef and brown on both sides for 2-3minutes.
- Add onion and garlic cook 2 more minutes
- Turn heat to med- low and spices to meat and brown for another 1 minute
- add flour and broth to meat mix, making sure to scrape up all the stuff and the bottom of the pan. Let cook on low until the meat is tender about 3 hours
- Enjoy with cheese, sour cream, or other toppings you like.
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