Real Texas Chili

Real Texas Chili
Recipe Type: Chili
Cuisine: American
“Reprinted by permission of Skyhorse Publishing from The Ultimate Guide to Making Chili.”
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into inch cubes
  • 1 large onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons masa harina
  • 3 tablespoons Pendery's Original Chile Blend
  • 1 tablespoon ground roasted cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • A few grinds of black peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  1. Place oil in a heavy-bottomed pot and saute the beef until it is evenly cooked but not brown. Add the onion and saute until softened. Add garlic and masa harina, stirring for about a minute.
  2. Add chile blend, cumin, oregano, beef stock, tomato puree, salt, and peppers.
  3. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat and simmer for about 2 hours, stirring and tasting occasionally. During the last half hour, adjust the seasonings to your taste.
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