3 lb Lean, diced beef
1 qt Water
3 teaspoon of Salt
5 Cloves garlic, fine chop
1 teaspoon of Marjoram
1 tb Sugar
1/4 cup of Liquid shortening
8 Chili pods OR>>>>>
6 tb Chili powder
1 teaspoon of Ground cumin
1 teaspoon of Red pepper
3 tb Paprika -THICKENING
6 tb Corn meal
3 tb Flour
1 cup of Water
Heat oil in large pot, add meat and sear over high heat. Stir
constantly until meat is gray, but not brown. Add water and cover,
cook over low fire for 1 1/2 hrs. Add remaining ingreds., except
thickening, and cok at a bubbling simmer 30 min. Mix thickening
ingreds. together, add to chili mixture, cook about 5 min., stirring
to prevent sticking. More water may be added for desired sonsistency.
If meat is very fat, skim off before adding thickening. For milder
flavor, cut chili powder and red pepper in half, but add 2 more tbs.
paprika for color.