West Texas Red Chili

This a family-freindly hearty chili.  You can add more cayenne if you prefer more heat or you can leave it out to reduce the spicy heat.

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1/2 white onion, chopped fine
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 Tbsp Canola oil
1-1/2 lbs ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
1/4 cup Ancho chile powder, mild New Mexico Chili powder, or paprika
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp mexican oregano
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 can (28 oz) chicken broth
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 bottle Lone Star beer
salt to taste


1. Saute the onion and garlic, in the oil, in a large frying pan until soft, but not browned.
2. Add the meat and continue cooking until brown.
3. Add the chili powder, cumin, oregano and cayenne pepper and stir well.
4. Then add the chicken broth and tomato sauce and stir well.
6. Reduce heat to low and simmer for an hour, stirring often.
7. If it gets too thick add a little more beer.
8. Serve in big bowls with Ice-cold Lone Star beer, cheddar cheese, chopped white onion and saltine crackers.
Posted: 1/25/2011 9:16:29 PM

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