Texas chilli beef

Real Texas Chili and Classic GuacamolePhotograph: Alan Betson

Real Texas Chili and Classic GuacamolePhotograph: Alan Betson

Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 01:00

   
  • Serves: 5
  • Cooking Time: 3 mins
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • Serves 4-61 kg chuck steak, cut in two-inch chunks
  • Salt and pepper
  • 25ml olive oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Half tsp allspice
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 dried chilli, chopped, or 1 level tsp chilli flakes
  • 500ml stock or water

Method

In a large, heavy saucepan with a lid, brown the meat in the olive oil in batches and set aside. Turn the heat down to medium and sweat the onions, garlic and chilli until soft. Add the spices and herbs and cook out for a minute or two before returning the meat to the pan along with the stock or water.

Bring to a simmer, put the lid on, and cook for two to two-and-a-half hours, until the meat is tender.

Serve with guacamole, and if you really want to (and I usually do), some grated cheddar, diced tomato and red onion and a dollop of sour cream.