3 pounds coarsely ground beef
6 Tablespoons chili powder
1 Tablespoon oregano
1 Tablespoon cumin
1 Tablespoon salt
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 ½ quarts water
¼ cup white corn meal
1. In Dutch oven, brown ground meat, then drain. Add seasoning and water. Heat to boil.
2. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Skim off fat.
3. Stir in corn meal and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Variation: Try part ground beef, pork and venison as a substitute for the chili meat for a wonderful flavor variation.
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