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Arizona Desert Chili

Cuisine: Mexican
Type: Meat
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 6 people
Cooking Time: 1 hour

Recipe Ingredients

2 tablespoons 30mlVegetable oil
3   Garlic cloves - chopped
2   Onions - chopped
1   Green bell peppers - chopped
3 lbs 1362g / 48ozBeef
1 teaspoon 5mlGround cumin
1 teaspoon 5mlGround oregano
3 tablespoons 45mlChili powder
10   Tomatoes - peeled and chopped
2   Jalapeno peppers - optional
1 can  Beer

Recipe Instructions

Heat oil in a large heavy skillet. Add garlic, onions and green pepper. Saute until soft, about 5-7 minutes. Add beef and lightly brown on all surfaces. Drain off some of the fat if a lot has accumulated. Lean beef trimmed of all fat should not have an excess amount, however.

Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 hour or slightly longer. Put a cover on skillet during cooking time, and slightly tilt it so steam can escape. Check often and stir to prevent sticking. Skim off fat as it rises. Best if allowed to sit, tightly covered, for an hour after cooking is complete.


Have beef chopped, not ground.

Serving Ideas: Serve with cornbread or cheese biscuits.

Jo Anne Merrill


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