Chili Sem Carne

Tammy T


This is a chili dish I definitely want to try! I found this on a site called, Canadian Brasilian Recipes. The man that makes this gives very limited measurements so I will do my best. The picture is from his site. It sounds and looks delish! He said this is 100% Canadian Style Chili Con Carne. Can make this with or without meat and you can use any kind of vegetable choice you like. You can also have this over pasta or mashed potatoes. ** Use my recipe for homemade beans (Frijoles de Olla or Beans from the Pot) ** He uses Libby's Kidney Beans in Harvard Sauce. * The measurements were limited.


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1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


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    beans, lots or one 14 oz can (kidney or pinto, homemade or can)
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    peeled tomatoes - 6 or 8 small - or one 19oz can if available
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    onions - 2 to 4 small as to taste
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    chili seasoning - preferably club house chili - 1 packet
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    black pepper, to taste
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    chili pepper , to your taste, as hot as you like
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    one green bell pepper

How to Make Chili Sem Carne


  1. **The picture above is without meat! Mmmmm!

    Cut up all vegetables in small bite sized peices. In a deep, large pan. Add the chili packet and beans with juice.

    Fill the pan with water, almost to the top. Stir thoroughly to mix the ingredients.

    Add the chili pepper and black pepper and salt to taste.

    Cover and cook for one hour and a half on medium-low heat. Watch carefully to make sure the pan does not boil over.
  2. Once in a while remove the lid and stir.

    A half hour before the chili will be ready, prepare the potatoes. You can peel them if you wish. He prefers to leave the skins on. Cut the potatoes into small pieces so they cook faster.

    When the potatoes are done, ladle the chili over the potatoes. Enjoy!
  3. **** He also makes this chili with a pound of ground beef for the meat eaters, like me! Just fry the beef first, before adding the veggies as you do not fry the veggies. He said when you fry the ground beef, do not use oil, instead use Pam cooking spray. Everything else is the same.

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About Chili Sem Carne

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Latin American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #Vegitarian

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