Chili Recipe - Reno Red  

Joe & Shirley Stewart 1978 ICS World Champion

3 pounds round steak, coarsely ground
3 pounds chuck steak, coarsely ground
1 cup Wesson Oil or kidney suet
1 3-oz bottle of Gebhardt Chili Powder
6 tablespoons cumin
2 tablespoons MSG
6 small cloves garlic, minced
2 medium onions, chopped
6 dried chili pods, remove stems and seeds and boil 30 minutes in water OR 3-oz bottle New Mexico chili pepper
1 tablespoon oregano, brewed in cup Budweiser beer (like tea)
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 cups beef broth
1 4-oz can diced Ortega green chilies
of a 14-oz can Hunt's Stewed Tomatoes (or to taste)
Dash of Tabasco sauce
Brown meat in Wesson Oil or kidney suet, adding black pepper to taste. Drain meat and add chili powder, cumin, MSG, garlic and chopped onions. Cook 30-45 minutes using as little liquid as possible; add water only as necessary. Stir often.

Remove skins from boiled pods, mash pulp and add to meat mixture (or add 3 ozs of New Mexico chili powder), strained oregano and beer mixture, paprika, vinegar, 2 cups of beef broth, Ortega green chiles, Hunts stewed tomatoes and Tabasco sauce. Simmer 30-45 minutes. Stir often.

Dissolve masa flour into remaining beef broth, pour into chili. Simmer 30 minutes. Stir often.

If you not want to spend this much time and trouble
For a really good texas style chili recipe
Just try our chili mix.