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chili con carne

Recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

Real chili con carne made with chuck roast. No ground meat here

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 2 Hr 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chili con carne

  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    chipotle chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 tsp
    ground oregano
  • 2 tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1 tsp
    ground thyme
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 6
    slices bacon
  • 3 lb
    chuck roast cut into cubes
  • 1 lg
    onion diced
  • 6 clove
    garlic minced
  • 3 md
    jalapeno pepper seeded and small diced
  • 28 oz
    can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 c
    beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 14 oz
    can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp

How To Make chili con carne

  • 1
    For the chili paste Mix all ingredients together to form a paste. Set aside.
  • 2
    Cook the bacon until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towel. Then crumble.Brown the beef chunks in the bacon fat in batches. Set aside. Add the onions to the bacon fat and brown about 5 minutes. Add the jalapenos and garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Add the chili paste and mix another 2 minutes.
  • 3
    In a large pot place the beef and onion mixture. Add bacon, tomatoes, water, lime juice, and sugar. Heat to boiling then turn heat down to low and simmer 2 hours.
  • 4
    Mix the cornstarch and water together and stir into the chili to thicken it a bit. Stir in the kidney beans. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Cook about 15 more minutes.

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