Pedernales River Chili Recipe

Pedernales River Chili Recipe


3 Tbsps of lard
4 lbs of beef; ground coarsely
1 pc of onion; chopped
2 pcs of garlic cloves; chopped
3 tsps of salt
1 tsp of oregano (dried, Mexican)
1 tsp of cumin (ground)
2 c of water
32 oz of tomatoes (whole)
4 Tbsps of hot chile (red, ground)
2 Tbsps of mild chile (red, ground)


Melt lard inside a large saucepan above moderate heat then add meat; stir constantly to crumble the cooking meat. Cook till meat becomes brown. Add garlic then onions; cook till onions become translucent.

Add salt, cumin, oregano, tomatoes, and water; stir thoroughly. Slowly add ground chilies till you get the desired hotness to your preference. Let it boil.

Once boiling, reduce the heat. Let it simmer for one hour, uncovered. Stir from time to time.

Pedernales River Chili Recipe

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