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Perdenales River Chili

This recipe was a favorite of President Lydon Johnson and was supplied by his wife, Lady Bird Johnson.
4 pounds Chili meat*
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon ground oregano
1 teaspoon cumin seed
6 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 cups canned whole tomatoes
2 to 6 generous dashes hot sauce
Salt to taste
2 cups hot water

Place in skillet with onions and garlic. When meat is light-colored, add all the other ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for about an hour. Skim off the fat during the cooking. (serves 10-12)

*(Chili Meat is coursely ground round steak or well-trimmed chuck)

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