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                            Texas Chili 'n Pasta
 
 Recipe By     : National Pasta Association
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:20
 Categories    : Spicy                            Entree
                 Main Course                      Meats
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         pasta -- uncooked
    2      tablespoons   vegetable oil
    1 1/2  pounds        beef chuck -- diced in 1/4-inch
                         chunks
    3                    garlic clove -- minced
    2      tablespoons   chili powder
    1      tablespoon    ground cumin
      1/2  teaspoon      cayenne powder
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
   15      ounces        canned tomatoes
    3      cups          water
      1/4  cup           corn meal
    2      tablespoons   cold water
 
 Prepare pasta according to package directions, drain.  Heat oil over medium hig
 h heat in a large, heavy pan.  Add meat and garlic and brown lightly.  Add seas
 onings and stir to coat meat.  Add tomatoes and water.  Bring to a boil, then r
 educe heat, cover and simmer 1-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.  Add cold wate
 r to cornmeal and stir to make paste.  Stir into hot beef mixture.  Continue to
  cook and stir for 20-30 minutes uncovered until desired consistency.  Serve ov
 er hot pasta.
 
 
 
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