Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 c Wheat kernels,whole

  2. 1/4 c Lard

  3. 2 Onions

  4. 1 1/2 lb Beef,coarse grind

  5. 2 tb Red chile,hot,ground

  6. 2 tb Red chile,mild,ground

  7. 3 Garlic cloves

  8. 1/2 ts Oregano,dried,pref. Mexican

  9. 2 ts Cumin

  10. 1 ts Salt

  11. 1/2 ts Chile caribe

  12. 8 oz Green chiles,diced

  13. 8 oz Tomato paste

  14. 32 oz Tomato juice

  15. 1. In a heavy saucepan, boil the presoaked wheat, covered, for 1 hour in

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. the water used for soaking. Add more water as the kernels cook, if necessary.~ 2. Melt the suet or lard in a lrge heavy pot over medium-high heat. Remove the rendered suet pieces, add the onions to the pot, and cook until they are translucent.~ 3. Combine the beef with the ground chile, garlic, oregano, cumin, and salt to taste. Add this beef-and-spice mixture to the pot with the onions. Break up any lumps with a fork and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is evenly browned. Stir in the caribe, green chiles, tomato paste, and tomato juice.~ 4. Drain the wheat, reserving the liquid, and stir in the kernels. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer uncovered, for 1 hour. If the chili begins to get too dry, add some of the liquid the wheat was cooked in. Taste and adjust seasonings.~


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