This recipe originally contained beef suet, but that ingredient was omitted after LBJ's severe heart attack when he was Senate Majority Leader. Remember to skim the fat off the chili. She wrote: "So many requests came in for the recipe that it was easier to give the recipe a name, have it printed on a card and make it available. It has been almost as popular as the government pamphlet on the care and feeding of children."
Combine the beef, onion, and garlic in a skillet and sear until the meat is lightly browned.
Transfer this mixture to a large pot, add the remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for an hour.
When done, transfer the chili to a bowl and place it in the refrigerator. When the fat has congealed on top, remove it with a spoon.
Reheat the chili and serve it as LBJ liked it--without beans and accompanied with a glass of milk and saltine crackers.