Chili con carne – A classic strong dish that can be both mild, spicy and very strong! Food should not be just strong but also tastes great! Chili con carne is a dish that can be very strong – the intensity is up to your taste. But more importantly, it’s filled with a lot of flavor – and it tastes nice and delicious too.
Chili con carne can be replicated, but it does not have to be particularly time-consuming as it can be made from minced beef that is quickly fried. In addition to meat, there are usually tomatoes, onion and beans in – now yes and of course chili. The chili con carne is Spanish and actually only means chili with meat.
First the very fast:
Chili con Carne (ultra-fast lane)
As a rule, only meat, beans and chili (fresh, spice or as powdered) are served and you have a chili con carne! I.e. you can make it by chopping some chili and minced beef (until it has changed color) and throw a can of kidney beans (baked beans are also ok) in it and let it warm through. Then you have your student version of chili con carne! But of course it can be done better. See a slightly more elegant and tasteful recipe below.
Chili con carne with chocolate
Below you get an easy recipe for chili con carne. To give it a good extra boost, we also throw chocolate into the dish. It just adds something extra! A good one, of course.
Servings: good for 4 people
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. butter / margarine
- 500 g minced beef
- 1 red chili pepper
- 1 ds. peeled tomatoes
- 2½ tbsp. tomato paste or pasta
- 2 tsp. sambal oelek ( or any hot sauce)
- 2 tsp. cumin
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 ds kidney beans – You can use dried kidney beans, but keep them soft for 10-12 hours before cooking
- 75 g corn kernels
- 40 g dark chocolate – preferably with high cocoa percentage
- 4 tablespoons Greek Yogurt – or other viscous Milk product
- Tabasco sauce
- tortilla Chips
- Salt and pepper
How to make chili con carne
- Peel onion and garlic, and chop them nicely.
- Heat oil and butter in a wok or deep pan and season onions and garlic a few minutes
- Add chopped beef and season until it changes color.
- Chop the chili pepper, add and let it its flavor overwhelmed the dish for a short while.
- Add tomatoes, tomato paste, sambal oelek, cumin and cayenne pepper and simmer for half an hour. You can easily simmer for a long time so the taste really penetrates the flesh. It’s just a plus.
- Pour the liquid from the kidney beans, rinse them and then let them drip well.
- Add kidney beans and corn kernels, then allow the dish to boil.
- Taste with salt and pepper and possibly tabasco sauce.
- Add the chocolate and let the chili con carne boil until the chocolate is melted.
- Serve the dish with a spicy Greek yoghurt, tortilla chips and limes. You can optionally serve more tabasco sauce for those who cannot get it strong enough. That sort of thing is always there!
Suggestion: You can optionally serve the dish with normal rice or if you want to run a low carb version you can use cauliflower rice.
Extra tip: It’s a good idea to make a big portion! Spices etc. folds out on day two, and therefore, chili con carne is the perfect two-day trial for the family.
Live strong and eat your chili con carne! Bon appetite!
Chili con carne video recipe
Below is an English video instruction for Chili con carne. The recipe does not match ours 100%, but it is quite reasonable.