There will always be the argument as to whether Texas chili is with, or without beans. Personally, I like it both ways. It just depends on what I’m feeling like when I decide to make a pot of beans. Right now, I’m not feeling the beans!
One thing is for sure though, Texas chili DOES NOT have noodles in it.
So, give this recipe a try, and I believe it’s going to end up being your go to chili recipe form now on!
Pot of Texas Chili – No Beans
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1/2 large red onion (chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 jalapeno peppers (seeded and minced)
- 1 small green bell pepper (finely chopped)
- 1 celery stick (chopped)
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 3 Tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 (15 oz.) can tomato soup (without the added water) - I used Campbells
- 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
- 1 (29 oz.) can pureed tomato
- In a large stock pot, lightly brown the ground beef. Drain any grease off and then add in the onion and garlic and mix this together. Continue browning the meat.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and bring it to a boil.
- Once it boils, reduce the heat and simmer for an hour covered.
- This should easily serve 8.