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Texas No-Bean Chili

In Texas, ‘chili’ translates to ‘no beans’
No bean chili
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In Texas, chili is not chili unless it has no beans. The perfect Texas chili is made up of ground beef chuck simmered in a broth made of sauteed vegetables, chiles and a large amount of spices. This version is adapted from Texas journalist Molly Ivins’ favorite chili recipe included in the book “Stirring It Up With Molly Ivins” by Ellen Sweets.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon bacon drippings
  • 3 medium yellow onions, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 serranos or jalapeños, stems and seeds removed (wear rubber gloves)
  • 3 Pounds coarsely ground chuck
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • One 12-ounce can beer (choose a hardy beer like Texas favorite Shiner Bock)
  • One 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1 Teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 Cups beef stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Heat bacon drippings in a heavy-bottomed stockpot and saute onions, peppers, celery and garlic until softened.

Add chuck meat and stir until it browns.

Add beer, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, oregano, bay leaf, mustard and beef stock and bring to a boil.

Lower heat and simmer, covered, for about 2 hours.

Check periodically to see if more liquid is needed. If so, add water.

Add salt and pepper and adjust seasoning.

Just before serving, remove bay leaf.

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving422
Total Fat15g23%
Sugar6gN/A
Saturated6g28%
Cholesterol145mg48%
Protein54g100%
Carbs18g6%
Vitamin A106µg12%
Vitamin B125µg100%
Vitamin B62mg100%
Vitamin C36mg40%
Vitamin D0.2µg1.5%
Vitamin E4mg24%
Vitamin K28µg23%
Calcium123mg12%
Fiber5g21%
Folate (food)42µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)42µg10%
Iron8mg43%
Magnesium92mg22%
Monounsaturated7gN/A
Niacin (B3)14mg85%
Phosphorus594mg85%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium1480mg31%
Riboflavin (B2)0.6mg46.1%
Sodium1214mg51%
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg24.7%
Trans0.6gN/A
Zinc13mg100%