1/4 Photos of Elswet's Homemade Chili, Southern Style
3 hrs 10 mins
2 hrs 40 mins
This recipe adds a litte Southern flair to the standard chili recipe. It's an old standby for us, and depending on how many people you're feeding, this recipe is awesome for bagging several meals' worth and freezing it for later. It's an easy recipe, which turns out fantastic results. NOTE: The masa may be replaced by 1/2 cup yellow corn meal with a tablespoon all purpose flour. And the ground beef may be replaced with 3 pounds of shredded beef roast.
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- 3 lbs ground beef
- 111 ounces chili beans
- 3 (28 ounce) cans tomatoes, diced
- 6 garlic cloves, peeled, mashed but whole
- 4 large onions, diced
- 1 cup celery, diced
- 1 cup bell pepper, diced
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 1/2 tablespoon oregano
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme
- 6 leaves fresh sage
- 1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 cup masa harina flour, finely ground
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 tablespoons pepper, coarsely cut
- 4 cups water
- 1In a large stock pot, brown the ground beef seasoned with 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper. When browned, you can either drain the grease and begin again with 3 tablespoons of oil, or use the grease. Remove beef and set aside for later, or use large skillet for next step.
- 2Saute garlic, onion, bell pepper, and celery until opaque [not clear, but not solid white, either]. Add beef [or add TO beef if using a skillet]. Stir well. Add chili beans, tomato, and water, remainder of spices and herbs.
- 3Simmer over medium-low [or just high enough to keep it bubbling lightly] for two hours, stirring occasionally.
- 4After two hours, add beef and return to a light boil. Using a large measuring cup with handle, dip out 1 cup of the hot juice from the pot. Add in the Masa, stirring constantly to prevent lumping. When mixed into a smooth paste, SLOWLY spoon the mixture into the pot. Stir WELL to ensure no lumps.
- 5Return to boil and cook an additional 30 minutes.
- 6Let stand an hour before serving. Reheat and serve hot with grated cheese, parsley flakes, and cornbread.
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Nutritional Facts for Elswet's Homemade Chili, Southern Style
Serving Size: 1 (442 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 15
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 581.0
- Calories from Fat 140
- Total Fat 15.5 g
- Saturated Fat 5.7 g
- Cholesterol 61.6 mg
- Sodium 1056.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 74.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 15.1 g
- Sugars 6.4 g
- Protein 38.5 g
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