Real Texas Chili

Real Texas Chili

Makes 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean beef
  • 1 lb breakfast sausage (not links)
  • 6 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 large white onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ¾ tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp masa harina flour or cornmeal
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 16 oz water
  • ½ cup warm water

Directions

  1. Brown beef and breakfast sausage together in a large 12 inch skillet and drain well. For even lower fat rinse meat with hot water, drain and place back in skillet.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce and 16 oz. of water. Add all ingredients except cayenne pepper and masa (or cornmeal).
  3. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add cayenne pepper. Mix masa (or cornmeal) and ½ cup warm water. Add to chili and stir well. Simmer 20 minutes. You can simmer for hours if you want, just be sure to stir every 30 minutes.
  4. You can eat as chili or make nachos, top cheese enchiladas, frito pie or rolled in tortilla with cheddar.