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  • Tex Mex Chili

    This is a recipe I was introduced to by a neighbor when I was pregnant. I had just eaten supper but as a kind gesture for his labor, I aggreed to a small bowl as a taste test.
    Well, 5 bowls later and bursting at the seams, I decided to take home the recipe. Which I did and made some the next day.
    I ate this stuff during my pregnancy. I think it's why my son has such a hot temper at times.

    At anyrate it has a rich hearty taste and you can be as flexable as you want with the ingredients and spices. Keep it mild with 2 peppers or go for max performance with several habaneros.

    Doug and other Veggies -- Substitute the meat with ground tofu or veggie burgers.

    Tex Mex Chili

    2 - 2 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
    2 cups chopped onion
    2 cups chopped green pepper
    2 or more chopped jalapeno peppers (I put about 5 or 6)
    3 (15 oz.) cans diced or crushed tomatoes
    4 (15 oz) cans tomatoe sauce
    4 tsp. chili powder
    2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    1/4 tsp. paprika
    2 (30 oz.) cans kidney beans (drained)

    Brown meat in a skillet and drain off excess fat. Add the onions and green peppers and saute'
    until onions are tender.
    In a very large cooking pot, put the sauteed mixture and add canned tomatoes, tomatoe
    sauce, jalapeno peppers, and spices. Simmer on low heat for 2 hours. (DO NOT add kidney beans
    at this time) Stir mixture occasionally. Add kidney beans about 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

    Makes quite a bit but can be frozen in plastic containers.


    Last edited by DJ Dubovsky; 06-06-2002, 11:50 AM.

  • #2
    That sounds good Deb. We had tacos tonight, and they were semi-hot. They were too hot for my wife's taste, but I added leftover hot jalapenos to mine. I think I'll try this recipe one day when she's not around, so she doesn't give me any bad mouthing about how I make it. One question --- where's the cumin?



    • #3
      You know, I even pulled Cumin out of the cupboard with the other spices and thought the same thing. But I looked for how much and it wasn't on the recipe. Hey, throw some in. Like I said, you can be as flexable as you want. It certainly won't hurt the taste for sure.


      • #4

        That looks like a mighty tasty recipe! I'll have to try that one out for dinner next week. It's always good to have a great chili recipe on hand!

        Keep it mild with 2 peppers or go for max performance with several habaneros.
        As for the habaneros, I watched that Fear Factor show where they had to eat habanero peppers and I could tell from their expression of pain that those are EXTREMELY HOT peppers so I may stick with the regular ones!



        • #5
          My son would never eat hot things and in middle school a friend gave him a hybrid habanero which he thought was a small fruit of some kind. He was struggling to breath after eating that thing and his eyes were watering. I think that was dangerous. But after that he eats hot stuff no problem.

          Remember it makes a serious amount T but like I said, you can freeze it for future quick meal.

          Hey T, you're flapping so hard there I can feel the breeze off your wings. Has Rondon done his magic on you too?


          • #6
            I love Rondon's animations, but I know how to make animations as well so I made my own....didn't want to be left out and I like my little dragonfly. I thought about making the wings flap slower DJ, but then my little insect would fall to the ground.



            • #7
              Just a note. I made a slight correction on the recipe. For the kidney beans you need to drain them or you will have a more soupy chili.

              T, I think it's flapping like a dragon fly is supposed to flap. Any slower and it would be a bird.


              • #8
                looks good... and just about how I usually make it...... I go light on the cumming as well... seems to take over...
                by the way this is a good recipe to put a few drops of that LIQUID SMOKE" into.

                T Paul I'm crushed


                • #9
                  ok t paul ... I'm better now... I made an animation... that always cheers me up... so I'll share it with you
                  Attached Files


                  • #10


                    I take it from the fish gobbling up my dragonfly that you weren’t happy that I made my own animation…

                    Too cute! You are very talented.



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