I lost my mothers recipe many years ago. Lately I have been longing taste it again before I depart this mortal coil. I asked for a recipe on the OFA forum. The moderator suggested I Google it. I found several simmilar and pieced this one together. It tastes like I remember it from 60 years ago.
Melt suet in a heavy dutch oven; add beef and stir untill browned. add all other ingredients and simmer, covered for about 4 hours. Add water while cooking to maintain the consistancy of a thick stew.
Hotter chill: use more chilli pwder and less paprika.
Milder chilli: Use more paprika and less chilli pwdr.
*Traditional chilli pwdr ; “Chilli Molida”…Hotter Chilli pwder; “New Mexico Chilli”…Milder chilli pwdr; California Chilli”*
In lean times, when meat was hard to come by, old timers would substitute 3 Tblspns of yellow corn meal for 1 cup of diced beef. It tasted just as good.