Chili con carne

Tue, 25/09/2012 - 12:24 -- nick

Chili con carne (in America shortened to chili) is a spicy stew-like dish, the essential ingredients of which are beef, pork, venison, or other mature meat, and chili peppers.


Makes 6 cups of chili.


  1. Cut chuck roast into bite-size pieces or form ground beef into small meatballs (1 inch - 25mm in size).
  2. Fry beef in cooking oil until outside is browned.
  3. Add minced garlic and cook for two minutes.
  4. Combine chili powder, flour, oregano and cumin in bowl and mix well. Sprinkle mixture over cooking beef and stir until beef is well coated with spice mixture. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add tomato juice and bullion cubes. Stir for about 15 seconds.
  6. Simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Remove from heat and add salt and black pepper to taste.

Notes, tips and variations

  1. Cool and refrigerate overnight to develop flavors (if you can wait; if not, enjoy).
  2. Heat and serve in bowls with 1 tablespoon of lime juice and 1 tablespoon of sour cream added to top.
  3. Serve with cornbread or sourdough bread.
  4. For a cool treat, spoon a tablespoon of Ranch Dressing on top of your chili, along with some cheese!


  • Keep refrigerated.

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