This Texas Chili Recipe is as authentic as they come, straight out of a Texan's kitchen, and it never disappoints. Thick, hearty, and packing tons of flavor.
Place an enameled cast-iron Dutch oven, or large pot, over medium-high heat, add the ground beef along with the 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1 teaspoon of Kosher salt, 2 teaspoons of cumin and black pepper. Break apart the meat and sauté for 10 minutes or until cooked through. Using a slotted spoon, carefully transfer the cooked beef to a bowl and set aside until ready to use. The beef will be very concentrated in flavor.
Add the oil to the Dutch oven, along with the onion, red bell pepper, and jalapeños. Stir and sauté 5-8 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute more. Add the beef back into the Dutch oven, along with the crushed tomatoes, beer, beef broth, and tomato paste.
Stir and season the mixture with 2 1/2 teaspoons of Kosher salt, 2 tablespoons of chili powder, 1 teaspoon of cumin, and bay leaf. Stir once more and allow to come to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and gently simmer with the lid slightly ajar for 1 hour and 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In a small bowl, whisk together corn starch and 1 tablespoon cold water. Add mixture to the Dutch oven and stir. Raise heat to medium and allow to rapidly simmer, stirring often, for 3 minutes. Discard of the bay leaf. Remove from the heat, serve alongside optional toppings and enjoy.
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