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Johnny Cash's Old Iron Pot Family Style Chili



  • 5 pounds sirloin steak
  • 3 packages McCormick, Lawry's, Schilling or any good chili seasoning mix
  • Mexene chili powder
  • Spice Island's chili con carne seasoning
  • Cumin
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Thyme
  • Sage leaves
  • Chopped raw onions
  • Chopped chile peppers
  • 3 or 4 cans red kidney beans
  • 3 or 4 cans whole tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • Garlic and onion powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. Chop steak and cook until medium with a little shortening. Add packages of seasoning mix and cook 5 minutes.
  2. Add beans, tomatoes, spices, onions, sugar and chili powder or a cup con carne mix. Taste. If too hot for children or ladies, add 1 or 2 cans of tomatoes. Add tomato paste. If it gets too thick, add water. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
  3. Serve with soda crackers or oyster crackers.

Yield: 36 servings


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