Texas Style Steak Chili Recipe
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In a large stock pot or braising pan, place the oil begin to heat, add the beef and the onions and sear until the onions are tender.
Add the remaining ingredients bring to a simmer, lower heat, and cook covered for 6 hours. Stir occasionally, or the mix can be placed in a crock pot and cooked at low temperature for 8 hours
Transfer, cool, label and hold refrigerated until needed.
Place the chili into a double boiler (or crock pot), heat until the chili is at 165°. Then hold at that temperature until needed.
Place the appropriate amount of chili into the cup or bowl. Top with the shredded cheddar, then the tortilla strips, the salsa and the cilantro sprig. Serve.