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Original Texas Chili

Whatcha Need:
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 2 (8 oz.) cans water (equivalent to 2 cups)
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 package - Carroll Shelby's® Chili Kit
Whatcha Do:
  • Brown ground beef in a large skillet. Drain fat.
  • Add tomato sauce, water, chili spice packet and salt (to your own taste).
  • To Fix It Mild, omit the cayenne pepper packet. To Fix It Hot, add the whole cayenne pepper packet. Stir.
  • Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • For thicker chili, mix the masa packet with 1/3 cup water, stir it in and simmer for 5 more minutes.
To Fix It How Ya Like It, try these ideas:
  • Add chopped onion or green peppers when browning the beef
  • Replace one of the cans of water (or 1 cup of water) with a 14 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • Add a 15 oz. can of kidney or pinto beans during the last 5 minutes of cooking
  • Top it off with shredded cheese, sour cream or diced tomatoes
  • Serve the chili over taco salads, hot dogs, spaghetti or hamburgers