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Margo's Chili (World Champion 1987)

Recipe from: Margo Knudson
Servings: 6 to 8

3 pounds cubed, or coarsely ground tri tip cut beef
3 ounce sausage
2 tablespoon kidney suet or Wesson oil
½ ounce salt
2 ounce Gebhardt chili powder
½ ounce chile powder
½ teaspoon hot New Mexico chili powder
½ ounce cumin
oregano tea (see note)
white pepper to taste
5 to 7 cloves garlic
2 medium onions, chopped fine
½ teaspoon corriander, optional
4 to 6 ounce Hunts tomato Sauce
½ pint beef broth, add water if necessary
1 medium ortega pepper, minced
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
dash of Tabasco

Sauté onions and garlic in suet about 3 minutes. Add Gebhardts and chile powder, mix well. Brown beef in separate pan a pound at a time, pepper while browning, add onions and spices, use a little beef broth to keep from sticking. Sauté sausage and ortega pepper together (about 2 minutes). Add to pot and cook about 15 minutes. Add remaining spices, Hunts tomato sauce, water or broth, mix well. Cook about 30 minutes. Add oregano tea. Cook about 2 hours or until meat is tender, stirring occasionally. Last 20 to 30 minutes add salt and cayenne pepper if needed.

Oregano tea is made with 1 tablespoon oregano leaves steeped in ½ cup hot water.

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