Gluten-Free Chili with Tomatoes

Gluten-Free Chili with Tomatoes

Chili is a traditional Tex-Mex dish in my home-town of San Antonio. In fact, it’s been cooked and served there since at least the 1700s, often by local women selling bowls full of steaming chili con carne from their carts or wagons in the market squares. It’s basically a gluten-free dish of chili peppers and meat.

There were many different recipes then, but, just as now, they all depended on the chili pepper to make a good pot of chili con carne, “chili with meat.” For someone who is celiac, gluten-intolerant or gluten-sensitive, or for anyone else, there are a multitude of ways to enjoy it. My gluten-free recipe today adds beans, tomatoes and a few other seasonings.

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Chili and Beans for Dinner - Gluten-Free

Chili and Beans for Dinner

From a Texas Hill Country town founded by German immigrants comes the best chili I know — adapted from my Oma, although she would have used at least twice as much chili powder, or sometimes she added one or more chili petines (pequins) to the pot.

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