Old Bear's Recipe of the Month

May 1995



Texas Red

Authentic Lone Star Chili



                   2   Tablespoons    vegetable oil

                   2   pounds            stewing beef, cubed

                   1   cup                 chopped onions

                   1                         green bell pepper

                   1   clove               garlic, minced

                   1   can                 tomato paste (12 ounces)

            2 1/2   cups                water

                   2                         pickled jalapeno chiles,

                                                     rinsed, seeded and chopped

            1 1/2   Tablespoons    chili powder

               1/2   teaspoon         crushed red pepper

               1/2   teaspoon         salt

               1/2   teaspoon         dried oregano

               1/2   teaspoon         cumin


                   1   can                 pinto beans, drained (15 1/2 oz) if you insist!



In a large heavy pan, heat oil and brown beef cubes on all sides.  Add onions, bell pepper and garlic, and saute them with beef for about five minutes.


Add all the remaining ingredients, except the beans (if you insist on using beans).  Simmer the chili for at least 1 1/2 hours until the meat is tender, at which point you can add the beans if you insist. 


Simer for another 1/2 hour.


Serve with corn bread and a nice cold Long Neck.




source: Lone Star Brewing Company