HOUSTON --Molina's Cantina, the oldest and one of the best Tex-Mex Restaurant in Houston, shares their famous Chili Con Carne recipe.
8-10 Dried Chile Ancho Pods, Seeded & Deveined.
2 Cloves Garlic - 1 oz. - (must be fresh)
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Oregano
2 tsp Black Pepper
2 pounds Chili Grind (course) Beef
2 tsp Salt
4 ounces Cracker Meal
3 Cups Water
Soak Chili Pods in hot water until soft - about 45 minutes
Grind Chili Pods in processor - should be a coarse puree
Brown Meat, add Chili Paste, Spices and simmer about 30 minutes
Add Cracker Meal and mix well. Slowly add water until desired consistency.