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What's Cooking: Texas Chili

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Chef John Strout from Williston's the Texas Roadhouse brought some warmth into the Channel 3 studio. Strout made Texas Chili for the Morning Show team.

Texas Chili

How to Make Texas Chili (no beans)



Water 1 Qt + 1 C (40 oz)

Beef Base 2 oz. (or 8 Beef Bullion Cubes)

Tomato Paste 4 oz.

Chili Spices - to taste

Vegetable Oil 1.5 oz.

Hamburger 2 pounds

Yellow Onion, Diced 6 oz.

Garlic, Fresh Chopped 1 oz.

Jalapeno, Fine Chopped w/ no seeds ½ oz.

Flour 6 oz.

Diced Tomatoes 1 can, small


Step 1

· Add water, beef base, tomato paste and chili spices (to taste) to a large mixing bowl.

· Using a whisk, stir until well dissolved and set aside.

Step 2

· Pour vegetable oil into a large pot and heat on Medium High.

· Once oil is hot add hamburger meat to the pan.

· Cooke the hamburger meat until all is brown.

· Stir the meat often to keep the meat from sticking to the bottom or sides of the pot.

· Once meat is fully cooked strain off extra grease using a colander.

· Set meat aside for later use.

Step 3

· Using the same pot or a clean pot, add oil to the pan and heat with range set at medium high.

· Add onions, garlic and jalapeno to the pot

· Sautee until tender.

· Add flour and stir to incorporate with a cook's spoon.

Step 4

· Add the mixture from step 1 to the pot

· Stir with a whisk until all product is incorporated

· Bring to a boil

· Lower heat to medium and add cooked chili meat

· Cook for approximately 30 minutes or until desired thickness is obtained. 

Step 5

· Mix in drained diced tomatoes and stir until evenly mixed.

· Bring chili back to a boil

· Lower to medium heat and cook until desired consistency is reached.

· Serve immediately.


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