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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Texas Chili

6 strips of bacon

2 lbs chuck beef cut into small cubes
2 cans kidney beans strained
1 can tomatoes cut up
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup of each finely chopped
onion, celery, carrots, green bell pepper
4 large cloves of chopped garlic ( to taste )
chopped parsley
bay leaf
2 tablespoons of chili powder ( to taste )
A little paprika
salt and pepper

Saute the beef in a very hotpan and add the bacon cut in strips
add the chopped vegetables and allow to cook till all the flavors are released.
Add a drop of white vinegar and burn it off
add the tomato paste and cook well stirring with a wooden spoon till a deep color is reached
add the bay leaf, garlic, canned tomatoes, and chili powder and let this cook for a minute or two
cover with stock or water and slow cook for a an hour or so until meat is tender.
A slow cooker is very good for this dish
serve with chopped onions and tomatoes with some sour cream.
usually served with rice.


grahamer said...

Can you post up how you maken this jim?

James P. Walsh said...

Will do Graham. This is your kind of food. Mine too!