Frank X. Tolbert's Original Bowl of Red
160 mins (prep 40, cooking 120)
10 ingredients
4-6 servings
From the Jamison's Texas Cooking cookbook. "One pundit said that if chili were a religion, A Bowl of Red would be it's bible and Frank X. Tolbert its Moses. This recipe is courtesy of his family and it is the traditional approach to making Texas chili. The first chili cookoff was started by Mr. Tolbert in 1967 between Texas chili master Wick Fowler and Midwest humorist H. Allen Smith. Smith had been brazen enough to write "Nobody Knows More About Chili than I Do", which debunked Texas red. Mr. Tolbert tested Smith's recipe and declared it "a chili-flavored low-torque beef and vegetable soup." That led to the first World's Championship Chili Cookoff, in Terlingua, Texas, a high-noon event that ended in a draw. The first judge voted for "Soupy" Smith, the second judge voted for Fowler's entry. The last judge took a bite of Smith's chili, feigned convulsions, and fell to the floor. When he regained his voice he declared that the Midwestwern chili had paralyzed his taste buds and left him unable to vote, forcing a draw."

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Serving Size (23.74 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 39.19 Calories from Fat 8.55
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.95g 5.86%
Saturated Fat 0.16g 3.28%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1457.96mg 242.99%
Total Carbohydrate 7.77g 10.35%
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g 24.02%
Sugars 0.51 g %
Protein 1.18g 9.42%
Vitamin A 1599.54IU% Vitamin C 2.99mg%
Calcium 16.86mg% Iron 0.9mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dried ancho chiles, lean beef chuck, beef suet, ground cumin, dried oregano, cloves garlic


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