|Remove stems and seeds from pepper pods and boil chili peppers in water for approximately one hour until pulp separates from skin. Scrape pulp from skin, mash into a paste. Use 1 1/2 cups of this paste in recipe.
In the 1 cup of water, bring the 1 1/2 tablespoons oregano leaves to boil, steep like tea. Strain, add the strained liquid to chili mixture.
Procedures: Brown beef, a small batch at a time in hot oil adding onions and black pepper to each batch. Remove meat to chili pot as it browns. Add remaining ingredients, blend well. Cover and simmer 2 hours, stirring occasionally.