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chili con carne

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Doris Shea
Gulfport, MS

The longer this sits in the refrigerator, the better the taste seems to get.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Chili recipes are great during the colder weather and this chili con carne is delicious! The seasoning blend is perfect with just a bit of heat. Cinnamon adds a hint of sweetness. This chili is simple to make and great for game day.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chili con carne

  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 clove
  • 2 md
  • 1
    green pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder (hot only if this is your preference)
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper (this may vary according to your preference)
  • 2 can
    tomatoes with liquid, chopped, 16 oz each
  • 3
    beef bouillon
  • 1 c
    boiling water
  • 1 can
    kidney beans (I like dark), 15-16 oz

How To Make chili con carne

  • Browning beef in a Dutch oven.
    In a large pot, brown ground beef. Drain and set aside. In the same pot heat oil, saute garlic and onions over low heat until onions are tender.
  • Peppers, seasonings and other ingredients added.
    Stir in green pepper and seasonings. Cook for 2 minutes stirring until well mixed. Add beef and tomatoes. Dissolve bouillon in water and add to the soup. Simmer, covered for about 1 hour.
  • A bowl of Chili Con Carne with oyster crackers.
    Add kidney beans and simmer 30 minutes. Makes about 2.5 quarts.