Buzzard's Breath Chili
Buzzard's Breath Chili recipe
ground beef, extra lean
red hot chili pepper, dried
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 ½ 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.
Note: You can always add canned kidney beans or pinto beans.
First published: 1996-01-27 last updated: 2016-04-15