"Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity."--Voltaire

Chili Con Carne Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

This recipe for Chili Con Carne, by , is from , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
John/Mary Jo Suelter
Added: Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 large dried pasilla or poblano chiles
2 1/2 lbs ground round beef
3-4 tbs olive oil
2 sliced onions
8 cloves of garlic, minced
1 c diced carrots
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp red chili flakes
1/4 c chili powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 -2 bottles dark beer
2 16 oz cans crushed tomatoes
2 tbs tomato paste
1 tbs red wine vinegar (optional red wine)
1 14 oz can beef broth
3 16 oz cans dark kidney beans
Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Cover chiles with hot water & steep until soft (20 min.), remove the stem & seeds. Puree with blender using a little of soaking liquid. In large Dutch oven, over medium heat, warm 1 tbs of the oil. Crumble the beef into the pan & season to taste. Saute until cooked through, about 8 min. Remove from pan with slotted spoon. You want to have 2-3 tbs of grease left (pour off excess).
Return Dutch oven to med. heat & add the onion, carrot and garlic. Saute for 10 min or until the onions are soft. Add the cumin, chili flakes, pureed chiles, cinnamon and chili powder to the onions & saute for 5 min, stirring frequently so that it does not scorch. Add a bit of beer until it becomes a thick aromatic paste. Add the beef back into the Dutch oven and stir well to coat.
Add the remaining beer in the first bottle, crushed tomatoes and beef broth. Cover & simmer for 1 hr over low heat and taste for seasoning, adding salt, pepper or cayenne if necessary. Add more beer or water if the chili is too dry. Add the beans, simmer 1/2 hr.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6-8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hr
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is almost as much fun to make as it is to eat.

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

370W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!