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Texas Straw Hats


This was a family favorite when I was growing up and became a must-have with my young sons. Zesty thick chili served over Fritos - This recipe will become a family favorite!!!














1 cup onions
cup celery
cup sweet red bell peppers
chopped, or yellow
cup corn
fresh (Optional)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 pounds ground beef
12 ounces tomato paste
2 cans
½ cup ketchup
2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
2 cups water
1 dash red hot pepper sauce
2 teaspoons chili powder
up to 3 tsp (or more, to taste)
2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon thyme
1 x cheddar cheese
1 x corn chips


In large skillet, cook onion, celery, bell pepper and corn (if using) in oil til tender but not brown.

Add beef; brown lightly.

Add remaining ingredients except chips and cheese.

Simmer uncovered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Serve over corn chips, top with grated cheese.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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This was a good recipe with what my family felt was much better the second time with 1 small can of tomatoe paste. Original receopie tasted too pastee.

over 4 years ago

United States

Very tasty and yummy recipe, with all of the things that you should not eat. My hidden desire....thanks for the delicious recipe!!

over 3 years ago

Highly recommend using half the amount of tomato paste. If you follow the directions you end up with what more closely resembles a meaty spaghetti sauce.

about 1 year ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 397g (14.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 53553% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 1239mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 18%
Sugars g
Protein 81g
Vitamin A 39% Vitamin C 71%
Calcium 9% Iron 36%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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