Gordon's Chili

Texas Chili

Gordon's Chili

Stuffed with beef chuck, chiles, and rich tomato sauce—but never beans!—this hearty chili is thickened with masa harinaLaurie Smith

Gordon Fowler, an artist from Austin, Texas, knows his chili and, happily, shared his recipe with us. "Never put beans in the chili," he says. He buys coarsely ground beef for chili at the market or cubes boneless beef chuck or round himself. He serves this chili with grated sharp cheddar cheese, diced onions, and saltines, or as Frito pie (see recipe variation, below).