Texas Bowls O Red Chili



  1. Sprinkle beef with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the black pepper.
  2. In a Dutch oven heat oil.
  3. Add beef, one-third at a time and cook until brown.
  4. Remove beef, reserving drippings in pan, and adding more oil, if necessary.
  5. Add 4 cups chopped onion to drippings and cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in chili powder, cornmeal, garlic, cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper.
  7. Cook for 30 seconds.
  8. Stir in beef, broth, water, brown sugar, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
  9. Simmer, covered, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  10. Top each serving with additional chopped onion and fresh oregano.