Reno Red Chili Recipe
1 c Oil, cooking
3 lb Beef round, coarse grind
3 lb Beef chuck, coarse grind
Peppercorns, whole black
12 T Red chile, mild,ground
6 T Cumin
6 Garlic cloves
6 Red chiles
3/4 c Chile caribe
1 T Oregano, dried, pref. Mexican
2 T Paprika
2 T Cider vinegar
3 c Beef broth
4 oz Diced green chiles
4 oz Stewed tomatoes
1 t Hot pepper sauce,l iquid
2 T Corn flour (masa harina)
1. Melt the suet or heat the cooking oil in a large heavy pot over
medium-high heat. Add the meat and the black pepper to taste, to the pot.
Break up any lumps with a fork and cook, stirring occasionally, until the
meat is evenly browned.
2. Stir in the ground chile, cumin, garlic, and
onions. Add a small amount of water to barely cover. Bring to a boil, then
lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 to 45 minutes, adding water as
3. Stir the crushed red chiles into the meat mixture. Brew the
oregano like tea in 1/2 cup warm beer (room temperate). Strain the
oregano-beer "tea" and stir the liquid into the pot. Discard the oregano.
Stir in the paprika, vinegar, 2 cups of beef broth, diced chiles, tomatoes,
and hot pepper sauce. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 to 45 minutes longer. Stir
4. Dissolve the masa flour in the remaining 1 cup of broth. Stir it
into the pot and simmer, uncovered, 1/2 longer.