Introduction

Chilli con carne, literally means "chilli with meat". It's a spicy stew containing chilli peppers, meat, (usually beef, but some pork adds to the depth of flavour) tomatoes and kidney beans. Other seasonings may include ancho chilli, garlic, onions, and cumin. The dish originated somewhere between northern Mexico or southern Texas, hence the term TexMex. Geographic and personal tastes create a wide variety of outcomes, and heated debates!

Chili con Carne

A rich, spicy stew filled with beef, beans, tomatoes and chillies.

Steps to make:

Chili con Carne

  • Toast chiles in a skillet over medium heat, turning often, until fragrant and puffed up, 2 minutes. Cut in half; remove cores. Reserve seeds. Transfer chiles to a bowl; cover with boiling water. Set aside.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook until browned, 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Working in batches, cook beef until browned, 3 minutes per side, adding more oil as needed and transferring browned meat to the plate.

  • Meanwhile, put chiles and 1/2 cup soaking liquid into a blender; puree. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add onion and garlic, and cook, stirring often, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in cumin, oregano, bay leaf, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons reserved chile seeds (more for heat, if desired). Cook 1 minute. Add chile puree. Raise heat to medium-high; cook, stirring, 2 minutes.

  • Return meat to pot. Add 2 teaspoons salt, the tomatoes, and beer. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-high. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 1/4 hours. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until meat is tender and sauce is thick, about 30 minutes more. Discard bay leaf. Stir in vinegar. Serve chili with avocado halves, scallions, tortilla chips, and grated cheese.

Ingredients

  • 3 ancho chiles 

  • 1 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4 ounces pork (such as shoulder or chops), finely chopped

  • 2 pounds boneless chuck steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1 large white onion, chopped (2 cups)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 bay leaf

  • Coarse salt

  • 28 ounces whole peeled tomatoes, briefly pulsed in a blender

  • 2 cans or bottles of beer (12 ounces each)

  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar


2 1/2 hours

8

Origin:

USA/Mexican

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