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Beefy Chili Con Carne Recipe
Beefy Chili Con Carne Recipe

Beefy Chili Con Carne

November 5, 2016

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With chunks of stewing beef and ground beef, this is a beefy chili. The addition of cornmeal thickens it up and gives it lots of stick-to-the-ribs body. And, a few spoonfuls of cocoa takes the edge off the chili powder, while adding its own subtle flavor to the mix. That’s the secret of a good chili – layers of flavor. And this beef chili is layered just right.

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2 tbsp. olive oil

1 onion, chopped

¾ lb. stewing beef, in bite-sized pieces

½ lb. ground beef

3 tbsp. chili powder

3 cloves garlic, minced

½ tsp salt

½ tsp salt

15 oz. can tomatoes

15 oz. can red kidney beans, rinsed & drained

¼ cup cornmeal

2 tbsp. cocoa powder


1In a large cast iron or enamel pot, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the onions and saute for 5 minutes.

2Add the stewing beef, increase the heat to medium, and fry (stirring frequently) for 5 minutes – until the beef is lightly browned.

3Add the ground beef and cook (stirring frequently) for 5 minutes – until slightly browned.

4Add the chili powder, garlic, and salt. Stir into the meat. Add the water and tomatoes, and break up the tomatoes with a wooden spatula. Cover and simmer for 1 hour – stirring occasionally.

5Add the kidney beans, cover, and simmer for another 1 hour – stirring occasionally.

6Add the cornmeal and cocoa. Simmer and stir frequently for 20 minutes – until the cornmeal is cooked and the chili thickened.

This chili cooks for 2 ½ hours, so do allow time for this great chili.

Author of the image: cyclonebill


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