Dallas County Jail Chili (1966, 1968, 1976)

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Thu Sep 21 12:43:46 UTC 2006

However, there's also an old (Texas) saying, "If you know beans about chili, you know that chili has no beans."

In my experience, beans would be served as a "side" dish-- and always pinto beans, never kidney beans.

(Texans are very opinionated about chili!)


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>Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 23:45:26 EDT
>From: Bapopik at AOL.COM
>Subject: Dallas County Jail Chili (1966, 1968, 1976)
>A few more cites for Dallas County Jail Chili (Texas prison chili). Where  is DARE?



Four servings

1/4 pound beef suet, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
2 pounds course ground beef
3 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons paprika
3 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon each: salt, white pepper, cumin seed [whole or ground]
2 cans [16 ounces] kidney beans
Hot pepper sauce to taste
Cook suet in heavy casserole or pot over medium heat, stirring frequently, until all fat is rendered. Remove and discard suet bits with slotted spoon. Pour  off all but 1/4 cup fat. Brown meat and garlic, stirring frequently. Ass 2 cups  water; heat to boil. Lower heat and simmer, covered, 2 hours. Stir in seasonings; simmer gently, uncovered, 1 hour. Add beans and heat through. Adjust  seasonings and serve.

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