Texas Chili

Authentic Texas chili is not made with ground beef, but rather with cubed beef.

Texas Chili


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds stewing beef, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (12 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 pickled jalapeno peppers, rinsed, seeded and chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can pinto beans, drained


  1. In a large heavy pan, heat oil, and brown beef cubes on all sides.
  2. Add onions, bell pepper and garlic and fry them with beef for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients except beans, and simmer the chili for 1 1/2 hours or until the meat is tender.
  4. Add beans, and simmer 30 minutes longer.

Source: Old advertisement from Lone Star Brewing Co., Inc.

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