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2 lbs stewing beef cut into half-inch cubes

2 lbs lean ground beef

1 lb ground pork

4 tablespoons vegetable oil

Flour for coating meat

2 sweet yellow onions chopped

6 cloves of garlic finely chopped

6 tablespoons chili powder

3 tablespoons ground cumin

2 tablespoons red chili pepper flakes

1 tablespoons oregano flakes

1 tablespoons dried jalapeno, ground or flakes

6 beef bullion cubes dissolved in cup of hot water

1 (28 oz) can diced tomato

1 (6 oz) can tomato paste

28 ounces water

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup sugar

½ cup corn flour mixed with water into a paste

Salt and pepper to taste


Dredge stewing beef in flour and brown all meat in large frying pan with oil. Sprinkle one half of the chili powder, cumin, oregano, pepper flakes and jalapeno powder over browning meat. In large Dutch oven or soup pot, add diced tomato, tomato paste, bullion, water, cider, sugar and remainder of spices. Bring to boil then reduce heat to low. Sauté onions and garlic until soft and translucent and add to soup pot. Add spiced meat to pot. Cook on medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Turn to simmer and cook for minimum 2 hours. Stir chili frequently so meat doesn’t stick to bottom of pot and burn. Add corn flour and water mixture to chili during the last thirty minutes if chili needs thickening. Add salt and pepper to taste. Important: Stir pot especially during last half hour so flour doesn’t stick to bottom of pan. Serve with bowls of heated beans, cheese, chopped green and red peppers, sour cream and flour tortillas.