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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



Chili Meat

Chili Meat




Spices waiting to be measured




Onion Chopped and a couple more spices




Browning Meat




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


Thanks  Gary

post #2 of 19


That looks very tasty. I like the jalapeno. I always add one or two. It is cool here and I was thinking chili my self.

Happy smoken.


post #3 of 19

That looks good.


Might have to give it a try.

post #4 of 19

Oh Yeah!! Thumbs Up


Too spicy for Mrs Bear, but that's the kind of thing goes good when you come in from shoveling snow & snow blowing!!!xmas_snowman.gif   


Looks Mighty Tasty, Gary!!:drool


Great Step by Step too!!----------------:points:




post #5 of 19

Hello my friend.  Dog gone it I happen to like beans in my chili.  I KNOW!!  I hang my head in shame!!  :icon_biggrin:  Looks like a great chili recipe.  One really good thing about living in England is that chili making weather lasts for a very long time.  Keep Smokin!


post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 

Thanks Buddy I appreciate it


you can leave out the peppers and it's not really hot



post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 

Thanks Danny, just having fun, I think most people like beans in their chili.  Now it you go the Terlingua International Chili Cook-off -   Beans will get you dis-qualified 


Good to hear from you



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post #9 of 19
No beans sounds good to me! Great looking chili!!
post #10 of 19
Originally Posted by gary s View Post

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Need some grilled cheese sammies that that.

post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 

That sounds good !!       I was watching a food show the other day where they did grilled pimento cheese sammies !



post #12 of 19

Raar!! Nice looking Chili Gary!

post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 

Thank you ,   Kind of a chili type day !        Sure in the mood for some Fried craw-fish



post #14 of 19



Sure looks good.  Certainly a lot different than the Skyline chili I'm used to here in Cincinnati!  What you made is 'real' chili.



post #15 of 19
Wow Gary, nice thread man ! Now that's a chili recipe I have got to try.... Looks awesome & real tasty !

Nice job Gary & thanks for sharing !

post #16 of 19
That is a superb looking Texas chili. I like that style a lot , but I don't object to beans , either. One little tip I learned on food network is if you don't happen to have masa flour on hand , you can throw a handful of taco chips (like Tostitos) in the food processor and grind them up fine and use them the same way.
I have tried this and it works well. Thanks for sharing that recipe , brother.
post #17 of 19

Gary, I like the way you think, A big ol' bowl of red sure sounds good about now. Love the finished photo. Thanks for the recipe. CF

post #18 of 19
Tasty looking chili!

For some reason the mobile format is chopping off the left side of the recipe though, looks fine on the website though.
post #19 of 19

Gary that looks like some mighty fine chili there on a chilly day!! Very nice presentation and informative post.


A full pot of chili is well??? a happy eater LOL 



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