March 16, 2005

Pedernales River Chili

In celebration of IEAPD, I made a crockpot full of chili. Tasty, but boring to write about, since I used a couple of seasoning packets to make it easier.

My grandmother had quite a few recipe books put together as fund raising activities: a group of people would get together, submit recipes [often including family secret recipes], and then sell them as a fund raiser.

One is Favorite Recipes of Texas [subheading: contains 900 recipes from Women's Club Leaders in Texas]. Date: 1964.

Pedernales River Chili
4 lb. ground beef
1 lge. onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 t. ground oregano
1 t. comino seed
6 t. chili powder, or to taste
2 cans Ro-tel tomatoes
2 c. hot water
salt to taste

Sear meat, onions and garlic in large heavy bioler or skillet until lightly browned. Add seasonings, tomatoes and hot water. Bring to a boil. Lower heat; simmer about 1 hour. As chili cooks, skim off fat.

Ms Lyndon B. Johnson The White House Washington, D. C.
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