Ozark Mountain Chili
Posted On: 2020-08-06

3 medium onions, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 lb bacon, cut into pieces
2 oz Gebhardt's chili powder
1/2oz dark chili powder
3 lb chuck roast, cubed red pepper to taste
1 can beef broth
1 lb hot pork sausage
1 can green chilies, minced
1/2 tsp dried habenero chilies
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
1 can tomato sauce
1 can rotel tomatoes
1 tbs salt
4 drops Tabasco sauce
1/2 cups oregano tea (1 tsp oregano steeped in hot water 30min)


Fry bacon in a #14 Dutch oven until just crisp. Add onions, garlic, and all chili powder. Sauté until onions are clear. Brown beef in large skillet, a pound at a time, adding sprinkles of red pepper while browning. Use a little broth to keep from sticking. Add each batch to Dutch oven after browning and stir. Brown pork sausage and green chilies. Add habeneros when sausage is just about brown. Stir into Dutch oven. Cook 15 minutes. Add spices, tomato sauce, rotel tomatoes, and remaining broth. Mix well and cook for 30 minutes. Add oregano tea and Tabasco. Simmer covered for 15 minutes and serve.