Chili con Carne

Chili con Carne

Ready in 45 minutes

this is a great dish for the winter time. My mom used to make it, it's a great comfort food.

"This chili was perfect !
I added beans and put in half the water than what was indicated in the recipe."

- ElGringo

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4.9 avg, 10 review(s) 100% would make again

Ingredients

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1 tablespoon bacon fat; or vegetable oil
1 1/2 pounds Ground beef
2 cups yellow onion; chopped
1 cup green bell pepper; chopped
4 teaspoons Garlic; minced
2 tablespoon Chili powder
1 tablespoon Essence; recipe follows
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
1 15-oz can whole peeled tomatoes
3 tablespoon Tomato paste
1 teaspoon Sugar
2 cups Water

Original recipe makes 10

Servings  

Preparation

Heat the oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add the meat and stir with a long-handled wooden spoon to break up the pieces. Cook, stirring, until the meat is brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Add the onion, green bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, Essence, salt, cumin, oregano, and cayenne, and cook, stirring, until soft, about 4 minutes. Put the whole tomatoes in a large mixing bowl and squeeze them with your hands to break them into pieces. Add the squeezed tomatoes and their juices, the tomato paste, sugar, and water to the pot. Stir well and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent the chili from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Remove the pot from the heat, ladle into a large bowl and swirl the Chili con Queso into the middle. Serve immediately with tortilla chips for dipping.

Notes

This is the perfect comfort food. I used to love this as a kid.

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This chili was perfect ! I added beans and put in half the water than what was indicated in the recipe.
ElGringo 8 years ago
I doubled the sugar for this recipe, and next time would add some beans, corn and cheese.
LuvEasyRecipes 8 years ago
You could try 'Essence' at http://www.bigoven.com/recipe158067
stevemur 8 years ago
I would like to try this recipe, but I can't find the Essence recipe
lrcruzn 8 years ago
did i miss the essence recipe
fireslayr 8 years ago
This is the perfect comfort food. I used to love this as a kid.
btekben 8 years ago
Very easy.
btekben 8 years ago
[I made edits to this recipe.]
stevemur 9 years ago
Very good chili recipe. Added jalapeno peppers for a little more heat.
stevemur 9 years ago
This is the perfect comfort food. I used to love this as a kid. [I posted this recipe.]
leslied 9 years ago
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