This secret Texas chili recipe comes as a special gift to us, direct from the Goode Company Bar-B-Q restaurant in Houston, Texas, where Texas chili is king.
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (see Notes)
- 1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
- 1 1/2 pounds top sirloin beef, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
- 1 1/2 pounds lean pork butt, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1/3 cup chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons masa harina (see Notes)
- In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in beef, pork, cumin, salt, and pepper, and cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until meat is browned.
- Stir in beef broth, chili powder, and oregano; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer. Add the masa harina; stir well.
- Cover and continue to simmer over low heat for 1 hour, or until meat is fork-tender, stirring occasionally.
Recipe courtesy of Goode Company Bar-B-Q, Houston, Texas
If you would like a smokier taste, substitute 3 tablespoons bacon drippings for vegetable oil. And you should find masa harina near the cornmeal in your local supermarket; if you'd prefer, you can use fine cornmeal as a substitute.