Cindy Reed - 1992 & 1993 Champion
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"Cin-Chili" Chili

Cindy Reed - Houston, Texas

1992 & 1993
Terlingua International
Chili Championship Winner
Cindy Reed of Houston, Texas, made history by winning two consecutive championship titles in 1992 and 1993 at the Terlingua International Chili Championship. Cindy is the only person to hold this honor. Cindy is actively involved in chili as a board member and spokesperson for CASI. She enjoys traveling and meeting new people as she cooks her winning recipe around the country.

Step 1
2 lbs - beef chuck tender cut into 3/8" cubes
1 tsp - cooking oil
1 tbsp - dark chili powder
2 tsp - granulated garlic

In a three quart heavy saucepan, add the above ingredients while browning the meat.

Step 2
1 - 8 oz can of tomato sauce
1 - 14-1/2 oz can of beef broth
1 tsp - chicken bouillon granules
1 tsp - jalapeno powder
1 tbsp - onion powder
2 tsp - garlic powder
1/2 tsp - red pepper
1 tsp - white pepper
16 oz - spring water
1 tbsp - dark chili powder
2 - serrano peppers
1/2 tsp - salt

Combine seasonings and add to beef mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1-1/2 hours. Float 2 serrano peppers.

Step 3
1 tbsp - paprika
1 pkg - Sazon seasoning (msg)
1 tsp - onion powder
1 tsp - garlic powder
1/2 tsp - white pepper
5 tbsp - medium and dark chili powders

Combine seasonings and add to beef mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. You may add water or beef broth for consistency. Remove serrano peppers when they become soft.

Step 4
2 tsp - cumin
1/8 tsp - salt

Add above ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes.