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Published: Tuesday, 2/6/2007

LBJ Pedernales River Chili

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 pounds beef chuck, in -inch cubes

2 cups onions, -inch dice

2 garlic cloves, minced

teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon chili powder

3 cups (18 ounces) tomatoes, peeled, seeded, -inch dice

1 cup hot beef stock

Salt and black pepper to taste

Cook s note: This chili has no beans in the recipe.

Heat oil and brown the meat. This step must be done in small batches. Remove meat and set aside. Add the onions and garlic, and cook 4 minutes or until vegetables begin to brown. Add the spices and cook 2 minutes. Return the meat. Add the tomatoes and stock; bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer 1 hour. Skim fat as it cooks out, adjusting seasoning, and add more water if necessary.

Serve with corn bread, rice, or tortillas or use to make enchiladas.

Yield: 4 servings

Source: American Regional Cuisine Second Edition

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