Chili con Carne

Chili Con Carne

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Kathy D

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@LifeIsGoodkd

This recipe comes from my cookbook, "Savor the Southwest". This is a classic chili con carne recipe from Texas. Texas purists do not put beans or tomatoes in their chili. I hope you enjoy this hearty recipe!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 40 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable, or more as needed
  • 2 lb
    beef chuck, round or top sirloin, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 c
    diced white onions
  • 1 Tbsp
    finely chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    ancho chile powder or chile powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    new mexico chile powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    cumin seed, toasted and ground, or 2 t. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    dried mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 oz
    bottle of beer
  • 2 c
    water
  • 1 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    masa harina
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream, for garnish (optional)
  • 4-6
    lime wedges, for garnish (optional)

How to Make Chili con Carne

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat 1 T. of the vegetable oil over med-high heat. Brown the beef cubes, in batches, adding more oil if necessary. Remove the beef from the pot.
  2. Add the onions and cook until caramelized, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, 1-2 minutes more.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the chile powders, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper; stir in enough of the beer to make a paste, about 1/4 cup. Add the chile paste to the onion mixture and cook, stirring, about 1-2 minutes, being careful not to scorch the chile paste. Add the remaining beer and stir well, scraping up any browned bits. Add the water and browned beef cubes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the meat is tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Stir in the lime juice and masa harina. Cook until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
  5. Ladle into bowls and serve immediately. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and lime wedges, if desired.

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About Chili con Carne

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern



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