Bodacious Chili and Beans

Georgane Vann

By
@Georgart53

My take on chili con carne with beans.

I usually double or triple the recipe. We love chili round this house. You can also make enchiladas out of the chili ladled over corn tortillas filled with cheese and onions, baked until the cheese melts. The main image is enchiladas I made with the leftover chili


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Serves:

4

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef, ground turkey or ground pork
3 Tbsp
chili blend (i like mexene)
1 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
ground cumin
1 Tbsp
onion powder
1 Tbsp
garlic powder
3 Tbsp
masa harina
1 can(s)
tomato sauce
1 can(s)
pinto beans

OPTIONALS

1
square bakers unsweetened chocolate
1 Tbsp
chipotle chili powder

Directions Step-By-Step

1
brown the ground meat. I usually do a mix of turkey and beef. When the meat is nicely brown, drain it and put back into the pan.
2
Stir in the dry ingredients and cook for about 2 minutes.
3
Add the Masa Harina and cook for one or two minutes.

then add in the tomato sauce and add enough water to cover the meat by about 1 inch. Add the can of beans and simmer for half an hour.


Serve with chopped onion, grated cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips and black olives if desired.
4
Change ups:

Use beer instead of water
Add in one half ounce of unsweetened chocolate.
Add corn, different kinds of beans, hominy
If you don't have masa harina. You can throw in about 6 tortilla chips when you put in the water, they will melt and thicken the soup. You really need the chips or masa because the flavor of the corn flour in it is exceptional.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican