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Jan 11, 2024
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Dice White Onions, To Taste
Dice 2 Large Green Peppers
Dice Celery, To Taste

Put veggies in a covered container and refrigerate.

When you are ready to make the chili, melt 4 T. butter in electric skillet.

Slice 1 package Johnsonville Italian Sausage Links; add to electric skillet.

Add 1-1/2-lbs. lean ground hamburger. 1-lb. package Jimmy Dean’s Hot Sausage and sliced Italian Sausage Links.

Cook until meat is no longer pink.

Put meat in a large bowl and pat grease off with paper towels.

In large stockpot, add the refrigerated veggies and the following ingredients:

Garlic Salt, To Taste
Pepper, To Taste
Chili Powder, To Taste
Sunny Select Minced Garlic In Jar, To Taste
1 Carton Sliced Fresh Mushrooms
1-(16-oz.)-Can Bush’s Best Chili Beans Pinto Beans
1-(14.5-oz.)-Can Sunny Select Diced Tomatoes In Tomato Juice
1-(10-oz.)-Can Sunny Select Diced Tomatoes With Green Chilies In Tomato Juice
1-(30-oz.)-Can Sunny Select Western Chili Beans
2 Packages McCormick Original Chili Seasoning
1-(32-oz.)-Carton Swanson’s Beef Broth

Stir to combine, put lid on stockpot and cook on low heat all day, stir occasionally.

When ready to serve, top chili with shredded cheddar cheese and crackers.


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I've lived in Texas for about 45 years, and I'm kinda' a Chili purist. It is the official state food of Texas. People around the country -- actually around the world -- do all kinds of things to chili. Breakfast sausage don't surprise me.

I either use the original diced beef, or a very coarse grind of beef called a Chile grind here. I use chuck.

Tomatoes and beans are technically a no-no in Texas Chili, but I sometimes use them. I also make my own chili powder from dried chilis. That makes a big difference, and it is very easy to make.

This is what a bowl of "Texas Red" looks like...


I am surprised no one mentioned serving chili over spaghetti. I guess we don't have anyone from Cincinnati here.

I have a friend there, and actually lived in Cincy for a couple of years. Cincinnati chili is weird. Kidney beans. Served on Spaghetti. Served with Oyster crackers. That just ain't right. :LOL:

BTW, the only acceptable beans for chili in Texas are pinto beans, which were often served on the side back in the day. The preferred pinto beans are the Ranch Style brand. Black beans are gaining acceptance -- I'm okay with them.


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