Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Food Storage Recipe - Texas Style Crock Pot Chili

Here’s a quick and easy recipe for your crock pot. Chili is a great “one dish” item that makes a complete meal with the addition of a few simple ingredients to make a variety of different combinations. So put that crock pot to some good use, make some chili!

Crock Pot Chili - Texas Style


2 to 3 lbs. 1/2 inch thick round or sirloin steak (Use whichever fits your budget!)

2 Tablespoons of bacon grease

1 Large onion (chopped)

3 Garlic cloves

1 Teaspoon of salt

1 Teaspoon of pepper

3 to 4 Fresh Jalapeno peppers (chopped & seeded)

Note: Green bell pepper may be used as a substitute for a milder version or you can use Habenero peppers for a really hot & spicy chili.

1/4 Cup chili powder

2 Teaspoons ground cumin

1 Cup of beer

1/2 Cup of water

1/4 Cup of cornmeal (or masa)

Instructions for Cooking

De-bone and trim excess fat from steaks and then cut steak into 1/2 inch cubes.

Using a heavy skillet (A cast iron pan works great!), lightly brown beef in bacon grease with half of your chopped onion. Drain excess fat, add garlic cloves and stir over medium heat for another minute. Place the browned beef cubes and onions and chopped jalapeƱo peppers (fresh) in crockpot. Add salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, beer and water.

Note: Additional salt or pepper may be added after chili is done to suit individual tastes.

Edit: If using processed jalapeƱos from can or jar add in the last 45 minutes.

Place cover on crock pot and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours.

Use cornmeal (or masa) with enough water to make a paste (Try not to have any lumps in your paste!). Add paste to crock pot and stir into chili. Turn your crock pot to its high setting and cook for an additional 45 minutes to an hour.

Serve plain with hot cornbread or over corn chips.

Top corn chips with chili and remaining chopped onions and shredded cheese for a more traditional Texas favorite - “frito pie”!

Staying above the water line!



HermitJim said...

Sounds like the breakfast of champions to me! I haven't had good old home made chili in a long time...thanks for sharing this recipe...gonna go try it right now!

Anonymous said...

Sound's great,but it make's a couple of point's to me. Cumin, fresh onion.. And pepper's! Most prepper's have wheat,flour, yeast sugar and such, but who remember's these simple thing's that make a meal great? I think everyone should go thru all the "simple easy recipe's" ,that could be made on the move,and get what they need to "kick it up a notch!". Pepper, onion powder, beef and chicken boullion .Pretty much a few extra of what's in the cupboard!
Dean in az

Anonymous said...

Forgot to add... Onion's and pepper's dehydrate great! And don't take up much room. One more reason to get a dehydrator!
Dean in Az

Mayberry said...

HoooWEE that sounds good.....

riverwalker said...

To: Everyone

The next item on the menu is RW's stew. Thanks.


Gena Tesant said...


Thanks for sharing such wonderful post. I feel cooking in crock pot makes work less hectic. I will try these recipes right now...

Anonymous said...

What about the peppers? Do you add them or after you cook it? You should have someone proof read you receipt before you submit it son.

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous

I think you meant recipe and not receipt...

Forgot the part about adding the peppers in the recipe. Sorry about that. Post edited to include when to add the peppers.

Thanks anon.


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