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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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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