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Chili con Carne Recipe

Friday, December 25, 2009

                                                            Chili con Carne Recipe

Chili con Carne Recipe Ingredients

2 pounds extra-lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 quart skinned fresh tomatoes or home-canned tomatoes, or
2 (16-ounce) cans tomatoes
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
4 cups beef broth
2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
Salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
Dash of hot-pepper sauce
2 cups pinto beans, cooked*, or 2 (16-ounce) cans pinto or red
kidney beans, drained

Chili con Carne Recipe Cooking Process

In a heavy Dutch oven, slowly brown beef with onion and garlic until meat is cooked
through. Add tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce, beef broth, chili powder, cumin, salt,
oregano and hot-pepper sauce. Simmer beef mixture, covered, 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Add
cooked or canned beans and simmer 30 minutes longer. Makes 8 servings.
*To cook pinto beans: Follow package directions. Or, wash and pick over beans; place in
a large saucepan. Cover with water and soak overnight. Drain. Cover with water again.
Simmer, covered, 2 to 3 hours or until beans are tender.
For the "quick-soak" method: Wash and pick over beans; place in a large saucepan.
Cover with water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour.
Return to a simmer and cook, covered, 3 to 4 hours or until beans are tender Chili con Carne Recipe.


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