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Garlicky Chili Con Carne by Crystal_Ann

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  • Garlicky Chili Con Carne by Crystal_Ann

    Posted by Crystal_Ann - October 07, 2004 02:31 PM

    Garlicky Chili Con Carne

    4 lbs. ground beef
    4 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. pepper
    1 tsp. canola oil
    6 cloves garlic, minced
    2 large onions, chopped
    2 green peppers, chopped
    2 cans (14.5-oz each) diced tomatoes
    1 can (6-oz) tomato paste
    1/4 cup chili powder
    1 Tbsp. ground cumin
    2 cans (15-1/4-oz each) kidney beans, rinsed, drain
    Cooked rice, sour cream, chopped jalapeno, pepper and fresh cilantro, optional.

    Heat large pot over medium high heat; add beef, in batches if necessary. Stir in 2 tsp. salt and 1/3 tsp. pepper; cook stirring occasionally, until browned. Remove from pot. Drain; reserve.

    Reduce heat to medium, In same pot heat oil; add garlic. Cook 30 seconds. Add onions and green peppers; cook, stirring often, until softened, 7 minutes.

    Add 5 cups water, tomatoes with juice, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, meat and remaining salt and pepper. Increase heat; bring to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes. Add beans; cook 15 minutes. Serve with rice, sour cream, jalapeno and cilantro, if desired.
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