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01.01.2003 -main course - beef

Chili con carne

« A treat for spicy food lovers that will keep those hunger pangs at bay. A dish of chili in the middle of a table surrounded by your friends is a great start to the evening's festivities. » 
Type Main course - beef - ground beef - tomatoes - chili - kidney beans - beans
Level of difficulty easy
Preparation time Soaking the kidney beans: 6 hours - Preparation: 30 minutes - Cooking: 2 hours
Origin Mexico
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  • 1 lb (500 g) ground beef
  • 2 cups (400 g) kidney beans
  • 2 large (400 g) tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp (40 g) butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 large onions
  • About 10 basil leaves
  • 1 tsp chili powder or 2 red chili peppers, deseeded and chopped
  • Salt, pepper


  • Soak the kidney beans in water before using them
  • Cook the beans in a saucepan filled with salted water
  • Cook for 1 hour on a low boil
  • Peel, clean and slice the onions
  • Wash and peel the tomatoes, and chop them into small pieces
  • Wash and chop the basil
  • Melt the butter and olive oil in a saucepan over a high heat
  • Add the onions and let them soften and brown
  • Crumble in the ground beef and cook until browned
  • Add the basil, finely chopped garlic and tomatoes
  • Stir well
  • Add the kidney beans to the pan with the chili powder or 2 chopped red chilies
  • Add salt and pepper to suit
  • Allow to simmer for 45 minutes, stirring regularly
  • Serve nice and hot, accompanied by some nice, thick slices of toasted bread rubbed with garlic.


Depending on how spicy you like your food, feel free to be more generous with the amount of chili you use. I recommend that you mix together several different types of chilies and peppers: the milder green chilies with the explosive little red chilies. There are also several varieties of pepper, and its many flavors and robust character will help you to perfect your chili blend

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