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                           Pedernales River Chili
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chili
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3      tablespoons   Lard
    4      pounds        Beef -- coarse grind
    1                    Onion
    2                    Garlic cloves
    3      teaspoons     Salt
    1      teaspoon      Oregano,dried -- pref. Mexican
    1      teaspoon      Cumin
    2      cups          Water
   32      ounces        Tomatoes -- whole
    4      tablespoons   Red chile,hot -- ground
    2      tablespoons   Red chile,mild -- ground
 
 1. Melt the lard or bacon drippings in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add
the meat to the pan. Break up any lumps with a fork and cook, stirring
occasionally until the meat is evenly browned.~ 2. Add the onions and garlic and
cook until the onions are translucent.~ 3. Stir in the salt, oregano, cumin,
water, and tomatoes.~ 4. Gradually stir in the ground chile, testing until you
achieve the degree of hotness and flavor the suits your palate. Bring to a boil,
then lower heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour.
 Stir occasionally.~
 
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