Sunday, June 21, 2009

Mark's Famous Chili

Famous on three continents!

"Chili meat" is coarsly ground beef. You can substitute any kind of ground beef if you can't find the chili grind.

1 onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 lb chili meat
1 Tbsp paprika
5-6 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp cumin
1 tsp ground oregano
1 can tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, to taste
1/2 tsp jalepeno pepper, to taste

Brown chili meat. Add all ingredients except peppers. Simmer 1 hr
covered. Add peppers. Simmer 1/2 hr covered. Serve with pinto
beans if desired. Garnish with chopped onions and grated cheese.
If in competition, defer adding spices until just before judging.