True Texas Chili

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There’s nothing better than a big bowl of True Texas Chili

The saying, “things are bigger in Texas” is true when it comes to making a piping hot, authentic bowl of True Texas Chili. There’s just no way to make chili for one or two. When you’re making this genuine bowl of goodness, you’re gonna need to make a lot because folks love it and they always want seconds and thirds.

Trust me on this one…
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True Texas Chili
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Chili the right way! Flavorful, easy to make and never enough! Make a big batch of True Texas Chili for your family and friends!

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 cups (about)
Author: SmartyPantsKitchen
  • 2-3 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cup tomato diced
  • 1 10 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 1 small can diced green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon ground paprika smokey
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons ground chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 package Sazon Goya (Coriander and Annatto seasoning)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large Dutch oven, add oil and onions and cook on medium high heat, until onions are tender

  2. Add beef to onions and cook until beef is browned all the way through

  3. Drain mixture and put back into Dutch oven

  4. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, green chiles and dry seasonings

  5. Add water if you  prefer a thinner consistency

  6. Allow to cook on medium heat for at least 20 minutes

  7. Add salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Notes
  • If you prefer a hotter version of Texas Chili, add more chili powder
  • If the chili is too spicy for you, add a dollop of sour cream on top, or a lot of cheese



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