*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        Authentic Texas Border Chili
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chili
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3                    Tomatoes -- med
    1                    Onion,Burmuda,lg -- fine chop
      1/4  teaspoon      Oregano,dried -- pref. Mexican
    2      teaspoons     Paprika
    5                    Garlic cloves,lg -- fine chop
    4      pounds        Beef shank -- coarse grind
    1      tablespoon    Lard,butter -- or bacon dripins
    4                    Scallions,in bunches -- chopped
    5                    Bell pepper (s)
    5                    Serrano chiles -- fresh
    1      pound         Chorizo sausage or
    1      pound         Sausage,hot -- non-Italian
    4                    Garlic cloves,med -- fine chop
    2      teaspoons     Salt
    4      tablespoons   Red chile,hot -- ground
    4      tablespoons   Red chile,mild -- ground
    3      tablespoons   Cumin seeds
                         Beer
                         Water
 
 1. Puree the first four ingredients plus one clove of the garlic in a blender or
food processor (using the steel blade). Scrape the mixture into a large heavy pot
and add the beef.~ 2. Melt the lard, butter, or bacon drippings in a heavy
skillet over medium heat.
 Add the scallions, bell peppers, serrano chiles, sausage, and the remaining
garlic, and cook until the onions are translucent and the sausage is browned.~ 3.
 Place the cumin seeds in a 300' oven for a few minutes until lightly browned.
Remove seeds from the oven and crush them with a mallet. Stir the vegetables into
the beef and tomato mixture. Add the salt ground chile, cumin, and enough water
or beer to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then lower the heat and
simmer, uncovered for 4 to 6 hours. Taste and adjust seasonings.~
 
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