Cowboy Chili

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3 1⁄2 hours 2 -1/2 Quarts Print RecipeEmail Recipe


1pounddried pinto beans
3⁄4cuponion (chopped)
12tablespoonchili powder
8clovegarlic (minced)
1⁄4cupvegetable oil
3poundboneless chuck (cut into 1/2-inch cubes)
1 1⁄2cuponion (chopped)
1largegreen pepper (chopped)
8clovegarlic (minced)
29ouncecanned tamales (undrained - about 2 cans - optional)
  additional chopped onion
  shredded cheddar cheese


Sort and Wash beans; place in a Dutch oven. Cover with Water 2 inches above beans; cover and let beans soak overnight.

Drain beans; cover with water. Add 3/4 cup chopped onion, 6 tablespoons chili powder, and 8 cloves garlic. Cover and simmer 1 hour or until beans are tender, adding more water if necessary.

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven. Add beef, 3/4 cup chopped onion, chopped green pepper, and 8 cloves garlic; cook over medium heat until beef is browned. Add beans and 6 tablespoons chili powder to beef mixture; cover and simmer 1 hour.

Add tamales, if desired, and simmer 30 minutes. Sprinkle with onion and cheese.


Preparation time does not include soaking time for dried pinto beans.

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