I’m a lifer in the chili con carne game.
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Last week I was doing what I always do, reading old newspaper articles about chili, when I stumbled upon a human interest piece on Johnny Cash. It was from the era when Cash had become a reprobate and was likely a spin piece put out by his publicity team.
Presented without further ado:
Johnny Cash’s Chili Recipe
5 pounds sirloin steak or deer meat
3 packages chili seasoning mix (McCormick’s mild)
Chili powder (Mexene) to taste
1 t. chili con carne seasoning (Spice Island)
1 T. cumin
1 T. thyme
6 sage leaves
2 each onions, chopped
6 each chile peppers, jalapenos, chopped
3-4 cans red kidney beans
3-4 cans whole tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
Garlic powder to taste
Onion powder to taste
2 tablespoons sugar
Salt to taste
* Chop steak
* Cook with little shortening until medium done.
* Add chili seasoning mix, cook 5 minutes.
* Add beans, tomatoes, spices, onions, sugar, chili powder and chili con carne mix. If chili is too hot, add 1-2 cans tomatoes. Add tomato paste. If too thick, add water. Simmer on low heat 20 minutes. Serve with crackers.