Wodin wrote:It's one of those crazy stories - I got the recipe by way of an internet friend who got it from a roommate who got it from his grandmother. It's good (and has proven itself by consistently winning work cookoffs and such).Be forewarned, this is real Texas chili - it can be spicy and it'll fill you up way faster than you expect!
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 pound ground beef
12 ounces chorizo sausage, casing removed, cut into 1/2 cubes
1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chili powder
1 tablespoon garlic salt
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 (14.5 oz) cans beef broth
2 (14.5 oz) cans whole tomatoes, drained
1/2 (12 oz) can Coca-Cola
1/2 (12 oz) can beer (your choice here, doesn't have a huge impact what you use, just make sure it's not too shitty)
1 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cinnamon stick
3 bay leaves
2-4 green jalapenos, slit lengthwise 3 times each (alternately, 1 habanero and 1 jalapeno)
1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
Salt and pepper, to taste
Place oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat. Brown the sirloin in
batches. Remove to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
Add ground beef, chorizo and onions to the pot and brown. Make sure to break up the meat.
Return sirloin to the pot and stir in remaining ingredients, except for garnishes.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer for 3-5 hours (longer is better). Stir occasionally, breaking up tomatoes.
Before serving, discard cinnamon stick and bay leaves (and habanero if you used it, don't want someone biting into that!).
Garnish with cheese and sour cream, if desired.
Seriously though that chili is amazing. I usually eat it with some kind of carbohydrates, be it rice, pasta, or a baked potato. The longer you let it reduce the richer the flavors become and the less 'sharp' the spices are.
The only time I've tasted better has been some savant tier guy at a cookoff once. There are a bunch of modifications that you can make that've been tested by internet friends if you're interested in those, but I snipped them in interests of space.
Whatever you think of the background claims or whatever your opinion of what constitutes "real" chili, make this shit if you like chili. Goddamn is it ever good.