Chili con Carne

Updated – originally posted November 2, 2008

Some of my favorite recipes are the ones I grew up with. This is based on my mom’s recipe for chili, which she always served with corn bread. It makes a regularĀ occurrence at our dinner table and it hits the spot every time.

UPDATE 10.07.16 – This chili won a chili cook-off! Admittedly, it was a small contest, a fundraiser for my son’s preschool, and most of the other 6 entries were not traditional. But still a proud moment! The only thing a did differently this time was cook it low and slow for about 5 hours.

UPDATE 02.21.17 – Tested this in the pressure cooker – 20 minutes at high pressure, NPR 10 minutes, then added the beans and corn. I ended up leaving it on slow cook for a couple more hours, not because it needed it, but because we weren’t going to eat for a while. Turned out great!


Chili con Carne

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Chili con Carne

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion,chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 28 oz can (or 2 14 oz cans) diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 15.5 oz can black beans or kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn (fresh or frozen)
  • Cook and stir ground beef, onion, garlic, green pepper, salt, and spices in large pan until meat is brown and onion is tender. Stir in tomatoes and sauce.
  • Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans and corn; heat through.
  • Serve with corn bread.


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