West Texas

Texas Hot Chili

10 red chile pods
2 tsp. fat
2 tsp. salt
1 garlic, pressed
2 lbs stew meat
1/2 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 can kidney beans 
2 tsp. oregano
4 medium potatoes

Clean chile pods and place in a large pan. Fill with water and boil over medium heat. Place pods in a blender with a little of the water they were cooked in. Liquify and keep dividing until all liquid has been processed. Strain and pour into a kettle. Brown meat in a skillet with fat, garlic, and onion. Combine all ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender.

Note: This is a very hot chili recipe. For a less spicy chili recipe, try "Diane's Chili" with the Central Texas Recipes. This chili is excellent with our "LoneStar Cornbread".

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