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Easy Texas Chili

Easy Texas Chili

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Roger K

Roger K

This is a simple recipe for Texas chili I learned from my mother. I like my chili with a little fire to it, but you can adjust this recipe to your liking. This is a chili that only gets better the second day so don't worry about using a large pot and having more than your family can eat the first night because you can have it a couple of nights later. ENJOY. I know I do every time I make this chili.

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  • Calories:
  • 171 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 605 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Cook and stir the beef, onion, and bell pepper in a large pot over medium heat until the beef is brown and onion and pepper are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain grease from beef.
  2. Stir in beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, jalapenos (if using), chili powder, red pepper flakes, black pepper, salt, and garlic powder. Bring mixture to a slow boil; cover and reduce heat. Simmer chili at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally so that it does not stick. This chili can be simmered for several hours; the longer you simmer, the more flavor you will get.
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bpmj
177

bpmj

12/1/2008

ok... first i must say that real texas chili does not have beans.......not bad for a starter.... but i made these changes.... i used extra lean chili meat instead of ground beef, 2 cans of rotel tomatoes instead of the tomatoes and the tomato sauce,1 galic clove chopped instead of garlic powder, 2 teaspoons of cumin powder, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and 1 can of beer.....

Tracy
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Tracy

10/5/2008

I'm going to try this in the slow-cooker--has anyone done this yet, and how did it turn out?

Ellyn Oaksmith
70

Ellyn Oaksmith

10/5/2008

This was, as billed: easy, delicious and classic. I omitted the chopped chili for the younger members of the family and left it simmering on low for the afternoon and it was delicious. Perfect for a rainy Seattle fall day. Not that it rains here...

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