Classic Chili Con Carne Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In25 MinHealth IndexJust Enjoy
Main Ingredient


 Dried pinto beans/Red beans1 Cup (16 tbs), washed and drained
 Water4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Lean beef3 Pound
 Olive oil1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Bay leaf1
 Chili powder2 Tablespoon
 Salt1 Tablespoon
 Garlic4 Clove (20 gm), minced
 Ground cumin seed1 Teaspoon
 Oregano1 Teaspoon
 Paprika3 Tablespoon
 Cornmeal3 Tablespoon
 All purpose flour1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3624 Calories from Fat 1386

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 156 g239.4%

Saturated Fat 45.7 g228.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 571.5 mg

Sodium 6955.7 mg289.8%

Total Carbohydrates 211 g70.2%

Dietary Fiber 61.2 g244.8%

Sugars 11.3 g

Protein 351 g702.3%

Vitamin A 660.8% Vitamin C 119.4%

Calcium 90.3% Iron 293.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cover beans with the water, bring to boil, and boil for 2 minutes.
Cover pan and let stand for 1 hour; then cook until tender.
Drain and reserve liquid.
Cut meat into 1/2 inch cubes and sear in hot oil.
Add enough water to bean liquid to make 6 cups.
Add to meat, cover pan, bring to boil, and simmer for 1 hour.
Add bay leaf and next 6 ingredients.
Simmer for 30 minutes.
Blend cornmeal, flour, and cold water to make a paste.
Stir into mixture; simmer for 5 minutes.
Add beans and heat.