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Buzzard's Breath Chili

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. Prep
10 min.
2 hrs
Ready In
2 hrs
30 servings
Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
Metric measurements


3tablespoons lard
2each onions chopped
8pounds beef chuck ground
8pounds ground beef, extra lean ground
5each garlic clovesVideo chopped
5 1/3tablespoons red hot chili pepper, dried ground
5 1/3tablespoons red hot chili pepper, dried ground
1tablespoon cumin
1teaspoon oregano dried
3cans tomato sauce *
3cups water
2tablespoons salt
1cup corn flour
* not incl. in nutrient facts


Melt the lard, butter, or bacon drippings in a large heavy pot over heat.

Add the onions and cook until they are translucent.

Combine the beef with the garlic, ground chile, cumin, and oregano.

Add this meat-and-spice mixture to the pot with the onions.

Break up any lumps with a fork and cook, stirring occasionally about 1/2 hour, until the meat is evenly browned.

Add the tomato sauce, water, salt, and optional parsley.

Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour.

Stir in the corn flour(masa harina) to achieve the desired consistency.

Cook 10 minutes longer, stirring.

Taste and adjust seasonings.

First published: last updated: 2012-09-23

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 282g (9.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 62055% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 202mg 67%
Sodium 629mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 119g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 4% Iron 41%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?
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