Chile con carne

Chile con carne

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Ingredients for Making Chili Con Carne

  1. Fresh beef pulp 700 grams
  2. Zira or cumin spice 1 teaspoon
  3. Dried ground chili pepper 2 teaspoons
  4. 3 cloves medium sized garlic
  5. Fresh medium chilli 2 pieces
  6. Red beans in own juice 495 grams
  7. Bitter Chocolate (70-80% Cocoa) 15 grams
  8. Oregano spice 2 teaspoons
  9. Onion 100 grams
  10. Bulgarian green pepper large size 1/2 part
  11. Tomatoes in their own juice 680 grams
  12. 1/2 medium-sized lime
  13. Sugar 25 grams
  14. Salt 1 teaspoon
  15. Vegetable oil 50 milliliters
  16. Purified water or 0.5 cup broth
  • Main Ingredients: Beef, Beans, Onions, Peppers, Tomato, Garlic, Cocoa and Chocolate
  • Serving 4 servings
  • World CuisineMexican Cuisine


Cutting board, Knife, Deep bowl, Cooker, Frying pan, Wooden spatula, Hand mortar with pestle, Plate - 4 pieces, Deep cauldron or pan with a non-stick bottom with a lid, Juicer, Serving dish

Cooking chili con carne:

Step 1: prepare the meat.

Rinse the beef well under running water and put it on a cutting board. Using a knife, we remove, if necessary, veins, fat and film. To prepare this dish, we need to cut the meat into small pieces or generally grind it using a meat grinder through a large mesh. I usually use the first option. So, cut the main component into pieces about the size of 2 by 2 centimeters and transfer to a free bowl.

Now we pour vegetable oil into the pan and put the container on medium heat. When the oil warms up well, carefully spread the pieces of beef in the pan. From time to time, stirring everything with a wooden spatula, fry the meat until all the liquid from the container has evaporated and the ingredient begins to brown. It all takes about 10-15 minutes.

Step 2: prepare the spice mixture.

Pour spices such as zira, ground chili and oregano into a hand-made mortar. Using the pestle, crush a little and mix everything well until smooth.

Step 3: prepare the onions.

Using a knife, peel the onion from the husk and then thoroughly rinse it under running water. We spread the vegetable on a cutting board and chop finely into small squares. Shredded onions are transferred to a free plate.

Step 4: prepare the garlic.

Using a knife, peel the garlic from the husk and then rinse slightly under running water. We spread the vegetable on a cutting board and chop finely. Shredded component is transferred to a free plate.

Step 5: prepare bell peppers.

We wash the bell pepper under running water and put it on a cutting board. Finely chop the vegetable into cubes with a knife and transfer to a clean plate.

Step 6: Prepare Chili Peppers

Rinse the chili peppers under running water and put on a cutting board. Using a knife, remove the tail and seeds from the vegetable. Then cut the component lengthwise into quarters and chop finely across the squares. Shredded pepper is transferred to a free plate.

Step 7: make chili con carne - the first step.

When the meat is lightly browned with us, the vegetables will all be ready. Therefore, do not turn off the burner, and using a wooden spatula, we shift the beef into a deep cauldron or a special pan. Attention: a little more vegetable oil should remain at the bottom of the pan, do not pour it, but simply pour the chopped onion into the container. From time to time, stirring with a wooden spatula, fry it until transparent. Immediately after that we add to it all the remaining finely chopped vegetables. We mix everything again with improvised inventory and continue to fry all the ingredients for another 2-3 minutes. Then we pour a mixture of spices into our vegetable mass, mix everything well and make the fire less than average. We continue to cook our dish another 3 minutes. During this time, the vegetables are soaked in spices and secrete juice.

Turn off the burner, and transfer the contents of the pan to a pan with meat. After that we add the tomatoes in our own juice, salt and sugar to this container. We mix everything thoroughly with a wooden spatula and look: if the mass is thick, then you can add water or broth to it so that it becomes more liquid. Anyway, during the quenching process, the excess liquid will evaporate and everything will turn out very tasty and beautiful. We put the pan on a small fire. When the mass boils, cover the container with a lid and prepare the dish for 1,5 hours.

Step 8: prepare the lime.

Using a juicer, squeeze the juice out of lime. He will give chili con carne a pleasant sour taste and aroma.

Step 9: prepare chili con carne - the second stage.

When 1.5 hours have been set aside for cooking, we open the lid from the pan and add the beans in our own juice to the container, mix everything well with a wooden spatula and then pour the freshly squeezed lime juice. Again we mix everything and try the dish on salt. If necessary, you can add a little more salt. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer the chili con carne for another 30 minutes. In 5 minutes until ready, add bitter chocolate to this “work of art” and mix it with improvised inventory. By the way, it is the last ingredient that will give the dish piquancy and sophistication. We turn off the burner and we can invite everyone to the dining table!

Step 10: serve the chili con carne.

Immediately after cooking, until the chili con carne has cooled, we serve it to the dining table. To do this, pour the dish into a special plate and hurry to treat everyone. The meat with vegetables is very tasty, aromatic, moderately sharp and quite satisfying. You can enjoy it with bread, potato chips or rolls.
Good appetite!

Recipe Tips:

- In addition to the spices indicated in the recipe itself, cinnamon and bay leaves can also be added to the dish.

- Instead of bitter chocolate, you can use regular cocoa powder.

- In order not to burn your hands when we grind fresh chili peppers, you can put on disposable plastic gloves.

- Instead of tomatoes, you can use chopped blanched tomatoes in your own juice. In this case, it is best to use a blender or a meat grinder with a fine grill. But immediately I say that the taste may be slightly different from the original recipe.