Texas Style Chili



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  • 3 Guajillo Chilis (remove seeds and stem)
  • 3 Ancho Chilis (remove seeds and stem)
  • 1 Chile de Árbol (remove seeds and stem)
  • 1 Tbs Oregano (dried)
  • 1/4 c Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tbs 44 Farms Salt & Pepper Blend
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tbs Oil
  • 1 c Onion (small diced)
  • 1/4 c Garlic (minced)
  • 4 c Water or Chicken Stock/Broth
  • 2 lbs 44 Farms Ground Beef
  • 1 Tbs Chipotle in Adobo Purée (seeds and stems removed before purée)
  • 3 Tbs Masa Flour
  • 1/4 c Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Crispy Tortilla Strips
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Lime Wedges



    Place guajillo chilis, ancho chilis and chile de arbol in a bowl and cover with 2 cups hot water. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 10 minutes.


    Purée in a blender until smooth, set aside.


    Heat cast iron pot over medium-high heat and cook ground beef for 10 minutes. Use a spoon to break up any large pieces and stir occasionally to ensure even browning. Drain excess fat and remove beef from pot.


    In the same pot add in 2 Tbs. of oil and sauté the onions for 3-4 minutes.


    Add garlic, cumin, coriander, dried oregano, salt & pepper blend and kosher salt. Sauté for 3 more minutes.


    Add in 4 cups chicken stock or water, chipotle adobo purée, ground beef and masa flour to pot.


    Bring to a boil and turn down heat to medium-low and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Stir occasionally so the bottom does not burn.


    Finish chili with apple cider vinegar and season with additional salt if needed.

    Chef's Tip

    This recipe makes a medium spicy chili. You can adjust the chile de arbol and chipotle peppers to make more or less spicy. The chili is best made a day or two ahead of time to allow the flavors to deepen and enhance.