chili con carne easy recipe

Probably the best known Mexican chili con carne easy recipe and one that is a great favorite with all. The chili content can be increased to taste.
SERVES 4
  • 1 b 10 oz/785 glean braising or stewing steak
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1large onion, sliced
  • 2-4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1tbsp all-purpose flour
  • scant 2 cups tomato juice
  • 14 0z/4oo g canned tomatoes
  • 1-2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 15 0z/425 g canned red kidney beans, drained
  • 1½teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped fresh herbs, to garnish
  • boiled rice and tortillas, to serve

chili con carne easy recipe

chilli con carne and rice

Method:

1. Cut the beef into ¾-inch/2-cm cubes, Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole and fry the beef until well sealed. Remove from the casserole.
2. Add the onion and garlic to the casserole and cook until lightly browned. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes. Stir in the tomato juice and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Replace the beef
and add the chili sauce, cumin, and seasoning. Cover and place in a preheated oven, 325°F/160°C, for 1½ hours or until almost tender.
3. stir in the beans, oregano, and parsley and adjust the seasoning. Cover the casserole and return to the oven for 45 minutes. Serve sprinkled with herbs and with boiled rice and tortillas.
chili con carne easy recipe
COOK s TIP
Because chili con carne requires quite a lengthy cooking time, it saves time and fuel to prepare double the quantity you need and freeze half of it to serve on another occasion. Thaw and use within 3-4 weeks.

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