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February 3, 2015

SPICY TEXAS CHILI CON CARNE....A TASTE OF THE LONE STAR STATE


What do you mean, you have never been to Texas?


It's the Stockshow!


We met so many people while living in Maine, who simply adored the Dallas Cowboys,
 yet they had never visited the Lone Star state! 
Is everything actually bigger in Texas? 
Y'all just need to come find out for yourselves! 
I promise you will have a great time! 


Right now, Fort Worth is hosting the annual Stock Show Rodeo!
We've been going to this huge event for a long, long time....as you can see when the grandbabies...were just that....babies!


You just might fall in love with a handsome cowboy!
They really do say, "Howdy!"




Rough Riders.....


You should see the Longhorns grazing in a field of bluebonnets in the spring.....


Meeting for dinner at Hoffbrau in Fort Worth...
best chicken fried steak ever!
Notice that Aggie Corps license plate?
Whoop!


A visit to the Fort Worth Zoo!
I remember this day so well....
they were too precious!



SPICY TEXAS CHILI CON CARNE
1 can kidney beans
1 onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 lb. ground chuck
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 1/2 t. salt
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 T. ketchup
2 t. brown sugar
Dash of Paprika
1 t. garlic powder
Dash of cayenne pepper
3 whole cloves
1 bay leaf
2 T. chili powder
1 cup water

Brown onion, green pepper, and ground chuck. Add tomato sauce, water and seasonings. Simmer for 15 minutes and taste for desired season. Add beans, cover and simmer for 2-3 hours. Serve with hot cornbread and your favorite toppings such as Frito's, chopped onions, sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese! 

5 comments:

  1. yes, they were cuties! but I take it, these pics are from a while ago....

    mmmmmm, yes! my husband made chili recently and we enjoyed it, more than once. deeeeeeelicious. with a dollop of sour cream on top. ,-)

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    1. Yes, the pictures of the children were a few years back Tessa. We have had such a great time living in Texas! Wouldn't trade it for the world! I know you are buried in snow....chili would be a perfect warm up!

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  2. I've been to Texas several times and I liked it there! My younger brother lived there a number of years in various places and my son lived in Austin and San Antonio. We love chili and this recipe sounds yummy!

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    1. Those are two unique cities in Texas for sure Cheryl! Hope you come by for a visit to us soon! Have a lovely weekend!

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  3. Oh the Stock Show has been in the news in recent days...now I know someone who has been!

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