Arizona Desert Chili Recipe



  1. 2 Tbsp. Vegetable oil
  2. 3 x Garlic cloves, minced
  3. 2 x Onions, minced
  4. 1 x Green bell peppers, minced
  5. 3 lb Beef
  6. 1 tsp Grnd cumin
  7. 1 tsp Grnd oregano
  8. 3 Tbsp. Chili pwdr
  9. 10 x Tomatoes, peeled and minced
  10. 2 x Jalapeno peppers, optional
  11. 1 can Beer


  1. * Have beef minced, not grnd.
  2. 1.
  3. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet.
  4. Add in garlic, onions and green pepper.
  5. Saute/fry till soft, about 5-7 min.
  6. 2.
  7. Add in beef and lightly brown on all surfaces.
  8. Drain off some of the fat if a lot has accumulated.
  9. Lean beef trimmed of all fat shouldn't have an excess amount, however.
  10. 3.
  11. Add in remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 hour or possibly slightly longer.
  12. Put a cover on skillet during cooking time, and slightly tilt it so steam can escape.
  13. Check often and stir to prevent sticking.
  14. Skim off fat as it rises.
  15. Best if allowed to sit, tightly covered, for an hour after cooking is complete.
  16. Serving Ideas : Serve with cornbread or possibly cheese biscuits.
  17. NOTES : This chili can be mild or possibly very warm depending upon the use of jalapeno peppers.
  18. Some chili lovers say you should never put beans in chili so this recipe omits them.
  19. which we met in Arizona, a hard believer in no-bean chili.