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Walter McIlhenny’s Chili

Walter McIlhenny’s Chili

Created by Walter McIlhenny, Former CEO + President of McIlhenny Company (U.S.)
4.67/5 - 3 Ratings
imagePrep Time:
15 minutes
imageCook Time:
1 hours
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Recipe uses Original Red Sauce
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Walter McIlhenny’s Chili


1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 pounds lean beef chuck, well-trimmed, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons salt
3 cups water
1 4-ounce can chopped green chilis, drained
For Serving
4 cups cooked rice
Chopped onion
Shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
Sour cream



In a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. In three batches, brown the beef well, removing each batch with a slotted spoon. Set aside.

Add the onion and garlic to the pot and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, or until tender. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, salt, and TABASCO® Sauce and cook for 1 minute. Add the water and chilis and bring to a boil. Return the beef to the pot. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour 30 minutes, or until the beef is tender.

Serving Suggestion

Serve the chili over rice and garnish with onion, cheese, and sour cream, if desired.

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