Photo by Evans Caglage of the Dallas Morning News, October 16, 2007.
Pronounced Pur-DIN-alice - This recipe is President Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States,
Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson had cards printed with the LBJ's "Pedernales River Chili" recipe. She is quoted as saying, "It has been almost as popular as the government pamphlet on the care and feeding of children."
This version is from Lone Star Legacy, a cookbook put out by
the Austin Junior Forum in 1981.
"Chili concocted outside of Texas is usually a weak, apologetic initation of the real thing. One of the first things I do when I get home to Texas is to have a bowl of red. There is simply nothing better." - by Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States
the history and legends of
Chili Con Carne, and
also more of Linda's great
Soup, Stew, and
Pedernales River Chili
Yields: 12 servings
Prep time: 20 min
4 pounds coarsely ground beef (chili-grind)
1 large chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
6 teaspoons chili powder
2 (16-ounce) cans tomatoes
Salt to taste
2 cups hot water
In a large frying pan, brown meat with onion and garlic until meat is lightly browned; transfer ingredients to a large kettle
Add oregano, cumin, chili powder, tomatoes, salt, and hot water. Bring just to a boil; lower heat and simmer, covered, for approximately 1 hour. Remove from heat. Skim off grease and serve.