Here is Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Pedernales River Chili” recipe. (pronounced Per-Den-Al-Es ). It gets its name from the river that flows past the LBJ Ranch – the famous Texas White house. President Lyndon Johnson’s family chili comes courtesy of the LBJ Library in Austin Texas.

The following quote is attributed to Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States, “Chili concocted outside of Texas is usually a weak, apologetic imitation of the real thing. One of the first things I do when I get home to Texas is to have a ‘bowl of red’. There is simply nothing better.” LBJ would certainly not lead us astray.

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