ganado cafe chile con carne

a recipe by
Sherry Blizzard
Piney Flats, TN

Super unconventional! The ground beef is not browned and drained of fat. This recipe is a one-of-a-kind to Ganado Cafe and Ganado, AZ that burned down years ago. I believe this is the best chili, hands-down anywhere. The use of tapioca to thicken is brilliant!. Serve this as-is, on top of chili-dogs or on open faced chili burgers.

prep time 5 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For ganado cafe chile con carne

  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 2 tsp
    japanese paprika or smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp
    chile powder
  • pinto beans
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c
    tapioca granules
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make ganado cafe chile con carne

  • This is what you need
    Cover the raw hamburger meat with water. Start cooking and break up the meat as it cooks with a large spoon. Add all ingredients EXCEPT the beans. Simmer for an hour. Add beans and heat through.
  • 2
    To thicken.....use tapioca. Get the chili to a slow boil. Pour in the tapioca in a little thin stream until the chile is a nice thickness you like.

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