Kinda of a Chilly day here in East Texas Pun Intended
Gary’s Texas Style Chili
2 lbs - ground beef, ground for chili (or you can use ½ Chili grind and ½ regular grind) or 2 lbs
of any type good lean meat cut in very small pieces
2 - (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
2 - cups water
2 - teaspoons paprika
1 or 2 teaspoons sugar
4 - teaspoons cumin
1 – tablespoon black pepper
1 – tablespoon Tony’s
3 - tablespoon dried onion flakes or (½ finely chopped onion)
1 - teaspoon garlic Powder
1 - teaspoon salt (more if you want) Kinda salt to taste
½ - cup chili powder (More if you like)
½ to 1 - teaspoon ground red pepper (depends on how hot you want it)
1 – Jalapeño pepper (Optional) Seeded and chopped
2 - tablespoons masa harina flour (Corn Flour)
¼ - cup hot water
Brown beef and drain. (Note:) when the meat is about ½ way browned I add the onions
and jalapeno pepper.
Th Then add paprika, cumin, onion, garlic powder, salt, sugar, chili powder, red pepper. black pepper and Tony's. Mix well
Add both cans of tomato sauce and water, again stirring well
Simmer for 30 - 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Dis Dissolve 2 tablespoons masa flour into ½ cup hot water. (Note:) this is for thickening ) You can substitute corn starch.
Add masa mixture to chili.
Simmer for another 30 – 45 min.
Some People add beans, Add them if you like, BUT THAT"S NOT REAL TEXAS CHILI !!!
You can throw in a couple more jalapeños while cooking if you want it really spicy
Spices waiting to be measured
Onion Chopped and a couple more spices
Meat about 1/2 browned added onions (out of Jalapeno's) OMG
Seasoning Measured and ready to go
Seasoning mixed into meat
Added tomato sauce and water, Simmering away