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Old-Fashioned Brick Chili


  • 5 pounds lean chili meat
  • 1 pound suet, ground
  • 4 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon red pepper
  • 4 or 5 chile peppers, parboiled, skinned and finely chopped
  • 3 large tablespoons chili powder

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  1. Put suet into pan, let melt, then add onions. Add chili meat and cook until meat stands apart, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except chili powder; turn to low and cook slowly until tender, about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  3. About 15 minutes before meat is done, add chili powder and simmer. Pour into rectangular bowls in refrigerator to thicken.

This will keep for weeks.