Yes, it’s the chilly (chili) time of the year. A time to pull out your favorite recipe for the meaty-beany concoction, that your grandmother won a contest with during a chili cook off.
Will Rogers Called Chili “A Bowl of Blessedness”
But I’ve never made a Texas-style chili—the kind with chunks of seared beef, no beans, and lots of roadhouse seasonings. Recently, my grandson, Andrew, took on the task and sent me photos and directions. He even froze a bit for me to try.
A Prize Winning Chili
The blog recipe Andrew used (Texas Brisket Chili) was from the Urban Cowgirl, who claimed it had been in her family for four generations and won umpteen first prizes. Several of her friends had the same good fortune.
The recipe is a lot more kitchen intensive than the old BH&G version I’ve used for years. Andrew said the Texas-style chili was worth the effort and extra cost. I was skeptical until I tasted it. He was right!