2 lbs. Ground Beef
2 tsp. olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp. chili powder
¼ tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. ground cumin
Salt to taste
1 ½ cups of beer (brewed in Texas preferred)
1 can (10 oz.) of diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 can (8 oz.) of tomato sauce
2 Tbsp. cornmeal or masa harina
8 bags (1-2 oz) of corn chips
1 ½ cups grated cheddar cheese
Set a large dutch oven over high heat, add half the olive oil and brown the ground beef. Work in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding the pan and stewing the beef in it’s own juices.
Remove the beef and set aside. Add the remaining oil, and the onion, and cook until nicely browned.
Add ground beef back in, along with garlic, chili powder, cayenne, cumin and salt. Stir to combine.
Add in the beer, diced tomatoes and green chilies, and tomato sauce, then bring to a low simmer. Cover with a lid and allow to bubble and simmer so sauce reduces and thickens, and the flavors intensify, about 1 hour.
After an hour, stir through the cornmeal which will help to thicken the sauce. If sauce starts to get too thick, add a little water, and if it’s not yet thick enough, continue to simmer until desired consistency is reached.
Slice or fold open the bags, and spoon the chili on top of the corn chips. Then top each bag with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese. Allow to melt slightly, then serve and enjoy.
Based on 90% lean Ground Beef
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 370; Total fat 19 g (Sat. fat 8g; Trans fat 0g); Cholest. 95mg; Sodium 620; Total Carb. 13g; Fiber 2g; Total Sugars 3g; Protein 32g; Vit D (2% DV); Calcium (20% DV); Iron (20% DV); Potas. (16%DV)