Chile con Carne (AKA Chili Colorado)

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Melissa Baldan

By
@mellymel74

My grandmother's grandmother taught her this wonderful recipe. It had been handed down from generations. My family had immigrated from Spain to Mexico then to America. Just a wonderful family recipe with rich historical value... (My great great grandfather was one of the 1st Silver Dons to settle in San Diego, Ca!)

Cooking tips:
I use different types of chiles throughout the year. Sometimes I use green chiles and sometimes red.
During cooking some of the liquid may cook off. Add more liquid to keep the consistency you like. I like mine on the thicker side, but you may enjoy it more soupy

Rating:
★★★★☆ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
3 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
minced garlic
1 tsp
mexican oregano
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
cayenne
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
ground coriander seeds
7
large chiles, washed - stems and seeds removed.
3 c
water
1 lb
stew beef
1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 Tbsp
koser salt
1/2 Tbsp
black pepper
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 large
onion
2 c
broth or water
1 can(s)
tomato paste

How to Make Chile con Carne (AKA Chili Colorado)

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a medium pot bring to boil the 3 cups water and chiles. Remove from heat and allow the chiles to sit in water for about 30-40 min. Strain the chiles over a bowl to reserve the liquid.
  • 2In a food processor or blender put the chiles and a bit of the liquid and puree, adding more liquid if needed, until a sauce is formed. (better to start out with less and add it then to add too much in the beginning). Remove any tough skins left in sauce.
  • 3In a small ramekin mix together garlic, oregano, cinnamon, cayenne, cumin and coriander. Stir into chile "sauce" and set the sauce aside.
  • 4Combine flour, salt and pepper and sprinkle over the beef.
  • 5In a large stockpot heat olive oil to medium and sautee onion until soft. Add beef chunks and cook until just browned. Stir in chile sauce mixture. Add beef broth/stock or water until beef is covered.
  • 6Reduce heat to lowest setting and simmer for 3 hours.
  • 7Serve with chopped green onion, shredded cheese and tortillas.

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About Chile con Carne (AKA Chili Colorado)

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #chile, #carne