Our Favorite Texas Beef Chili
Our Favorite Texas Beef Chili
  • prep: 1 hr 15 min
  • cook: 4 hr 15 min
  • total: 5 hr 30 min
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  • Summary

    This cowboy-style "bowl of red" is all about tender chunks of beef chuck and a five-chile-pepper purée. True to Texas tradition, it has no tomatoes and no beans. The heat is customizable to your taste, and don't skip the masa harina: It helps to thicken the chili and imparts a wonderful earthy richness. This chili is best served a day after cooking.

    Ingredients

    • 4 ounces dried ancho chiles (about 9 chiles)
    • 2 ounces dried guajillo chiles (about 7 chiles)
    • 2 ounces dried pasilla chiles (about 10 chiles)
    • 2 ounces dried chipotle chiles (about 8 chiles)
    • 8 to 12 dried chiles de árbol
    • 8 garlic cloves, unpeeled
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
    • 1 3/4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided
    • 1 teaspoon honey
    • 7 tablespoons lard or vegetable oil
    • 6 pounds boneless beef chuck, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    • 2 cups finely chopped yellow onion
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 4 cups low-sodium beef broth
    • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 2 tablespoons masa harina, recommended but optional (see Cooks' Note)
    • 2 tablespoons dark-brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more to taste
    • Lime wedges, sour cream, chopped red or white onion, jalapeño, and/or cilantro, for serving

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1223 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 20 g 31.22%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 12.59%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 3 mg 1.11%
    • Sodium: 84646 mg 3526.91%
    • Calcium: 122 mg 12.21%
    • Potassium: 782 mg 22.33%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 7 mg 40.74%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 132 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 8 g 33.49%
    • Sugar: 8 g
    • Protein: 88 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 778.88%
    • Vitamin C 35.63%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch5
    • Exchange - Vegetables10
    • Exchange - Lean Meat8
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total4 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total5 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total8 oz-eq

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