Saturday, February 21, 2009

Excellent Chili

3 lbs good boneless beef stew meat
6 oz shortening or oil
3 or 4 garlic cloves, crushed
2 t. salt
1 t black pepper
2-6 T chili powder, to taste
1 t cumin
8 T masa harina
6 C hot water
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
4 T vinegar, or to taste
2 cubes beef boullion
1 t oregano

Remove most of fat from meat, cut into 1/2 or smaller cubes. Place shortening in large skillet til melted. Saute meat in fat until lightly browned. Add garlic, salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder. mix well and let seasonings permeate meat a few minutes.

Sprinkle in masa harina and mix, stirring rapidly. Place mixture in crockpot.

Add water, vinegar, boullion, onion and oregano. Cook on low until meat is very tender and falling apart. When done, skim off fat from surface.