Mr. Mason's Chili5 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 1 hr 55 min
- Ready In: 2 hr 5 min
“My grandmother used to care for the Masons. Mr. Mason was a pioneer in the roadside food industry. He owned cafes in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas that served chili and apple pie. He kept his chili recipe secret for decades. He lived to be 107 years old, and my grandma finally got his recipe.” - by Jeff
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- Place the ground beef and half the chili powder into a large saucepan over high heat, and cook until meat is browned, breaking the meat apart into crumbles as it cooks, about 10 minutes. Mix in the onion, and cook and stir until onion is softened, about 10 more minutes. Stir in garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in remaining chili powder, cumin, oregano, tomato paste, and cocoa powder, and cover pan.
- Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until meat is tender and flavors have blended, mixing enough water to make a thick chili, about 1 1/2 hours. Stir occasionally.
Amount Per Serving (4 total)
- 399 cal
- 31.2 g
- 9.8 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (5)Rate This Recipe
"i love vintage recipes because when im eating it it makes me feel like im brought back to that time. :-) looks good im going to try it soon. can beans be added to the chili? i dont eat ham hocks..." See more"
"I love that this chili is so simple to make and that it can be made with stuff I keep on hand. It is a little different than the chili that I am used to . It has the consistency of taco meat and bare..." See morely any liquid. I wasn't sure I liked that at first but I put it on a bag of Fritos and it was great. They didn't get soggy! The chili wasn't quite spicy enough for me. I had to add a little cayenne pepper. Overall, it is a good recipe and I would make it again."
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