A Dirt Simple, Plain, But Tried And True Texas Chili Recipe


  • 2 lb Beef, preferably a chuck or possibly round, about, (do not use a fancy cut!) (up to 3)
  • 1/2 lb The best double-smoked bacon you can find
  • 2 lrg Onions, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Grnd cumin, (or possibly more to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp. Good quality chili pwdr, (I use Santa Cruz warm, but adjust this for taste) (up to 2)
  • 1 Tbsp. Paprika, (optional, for color and less heat) (up to 2)
  • 2 x Cloves garlic, (optional) (up to 4)
  •     Water
  •     Salt and pepper to taste


(Taught Me By An Old Friend Ed From Texas, As Much A Texas Boy As There Ever Was) In Keeping With All Good Recipes, Measurements Are Pretty On The Fly Here. Cube The Beef Into…

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