posted by Becky 04-16-101 5:37 PM
Texas Red Chili
1/4 lb. suet, finely chopped
6 lb. lean beef, coarsely cubed
1 c. chili powder (about 4 1/2 oz.)
3 Tbsp. crushed cumin seed or ground cumin
2 Tbsp. salt
1 to 2 Tbsp. cayenne pepper
4 cloves garlic
2 qt. beef stock or canned beef broth
1/2 c. masa harina or cornmeal
1/2 c. cold water
Fry suet in chili pot until crisp. Then add beef, about 1 pound at a time and brown, stirring as it cooks Remove each pound after browning. When all meat is browned, return it to pot and add seasonings and beef stock or broth. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Skim off fat.
Combine masa harina or cornmeal with cold water and stir thoroughly into chili. Simmer 30 minutes. Makes nearly a gallon of chili.
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