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"Lady Bird" Johnson's recipe for Pedernales River Chili

Give This Historic Dish a Try

GMA Recipes Dinner
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson wan't only the former first lady. She was also a great cook. Give her chili a try today.


  • 4 lbs. Chili meat (coarsely-ground round steak or well-trimmed chuck)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoons Oregano (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon comino seed
  • 6 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes (canned, whole)
  • 2 to 6 generous dashes Liquid hot sauce
  • 2 cups hot water
  • Salt
  • Cooking Directions

    Place meat, onion and garlic in large, heavy pan or dutch oven

    Cook until light in color.

    Add oregano, comino seed, chili powder, tomatoes, hot pepper sauce, salt and hot water.

    Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for about 1 hour.

    Skim off fat during cooking.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: chili meat, hot sauce, tomato, chilli powder

    Course: Dinner

    More Info: Kids Friendly

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