All-time Favorite Chili Recipes

Chili is famous and an all-time favorite in America. Texas cowboys in the 1840s were believed to pound beef fat as well as dried beef, having salt and chili peppers for trail food. This was boiled in order to produce instant chili.

These cowboys would plant their produce of chilis, oregano and onions in their traveling trails. Upon harvest, they would mix these spices with beef and make "Trail Drive Chili" dish.

Others also believe that chili originated in the prison systems of Texas. At this time, cheap meats are being served to prisoners. They pound spices and chili with meat to tenderize.

Other theories originated from the following:

•Canary Islanders
•The US Army (1896)
•J.C. Clopper (1828)

Here are some of the most famous chili recipes in the US:

1.Hot and Spicy Chili


•16 ounces tomato sauce
•12 ounces tomato paste
•3 cans of 24 ounces kidney beans (red, drained)
•3 tbsp onion powder
•6 tbsp garlic powder
•2 tbsp ground cumin
•2 tsp oregano
•2 tbsp parsley
•½ tsp salt
•1 tbsp chipotle powder
•½ tsp black pepper (ground)
•1 tsp Habenero chili powder
•4 red Habeneros (whole, deseeded, deveined and chopped)
•1 medium onion (chopped)
•6 Jalapenos (deseeded, deveined and chopped)
•½ lb elbow macaroni
•2 Mexican chilis (new, deseeded, deveined and chopped)
•1 lb steak of your choice
•1 lb ground pork
•1 lb ground beef
•6 ounces beer (about ½ can)


Saute an onion inside a small amount of olive oil. Place this inside a big pot until it becomes translucent. Add the following and allow to simmer:

•Tomato sauce
•Tomato paste
•Kidney beans
•Onion powder
•Garlic powder
•Chili powder
•Habenero powder
•Chipotle powder
•New Mexican Chilies
•Dry Pasta

While waiting to simmer, grill the steak and brown the pork and in a big skillet. Drain the meat. Season with pepper and salt.

Cut the steak into small bite size pieces. Add the beef, steak and pork to the sauce. Add beer to the sauce.

The dish takes less than 30 minutes to cook. Serve with chopped onions and grated cheese.

2.Crock Pot Turkey Chili


•1 cup onion (chopped)
•2 lbs ground turkey
•4 large cloves of garlic (chopped)
•1 cup chicken broth
•½ cup diced green peppers
•2 tsp cumin (dried)
•1 tsp chili powder
•1 tsp oregano (dried)
•1 tsp black pepper (ground)
•½ tsp salt
•1 can beans (refried)
•2 15 up to 16 ounce cans kidney beans (should not be drained)


In a skillet, cook the ground turkey until it turns brown, then drain. Mix all the ingredients to the pot, excluding the can of beans (refried). Cover.
Cook on low heat for about 2 hours. To thicken, mix the refried beans with chili. Cover and cook n low heat for another 2 hours.

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