Chili con Carne
Originating from the heart of Texas, Chili con Carne has captivated food lovers around the globe with its irresistible combination of smoky, spicy, and savory flavors. This classic dish is not just a meal; it's a celebration of culinary traditions and a testament to the art of creating soul-warming comfort food. Now it's time to turn up the heat and let the magic unfold in your kitchen.
1-1/2 lb. ground beef, divided
1 Tbsp. rapeseed oil, divided
1 tsp. salt
1 onion, finely chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
2 cans (14-½ oz. each) diced tomatoes, undrained
½ cup beef stock
1 can (15.5 oz.) kidney beans, rinsed
1 can (15.25 oz.) sweet corn, drained
1 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. ground coffee
¼ cup sour cream
1 small bunch of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
2 tsp. Chili con Carne (Seasoning Blend)
Brown half of the meat in a large saucepan, then spoon it into a medium bowl and set it aside. Repeat with the remaining meat. Season all the browned meat with the salt.
Heat the oil in the same saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions, red peppers and garlic; cook and stir for 5 minutes.
Return the meat to the saucepan. Stir in the tomato paste and Chili Con Carne Seasoning Blend.
Add the tomatoes and the beef stock, stir. Bring the chili to a boil, then simmer it over medium-low heat for 25 minutes, stirring it occasionally.
Add the beans, corn, chocolate and coffee; cook and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the chili is heated through.
Serve the chili topped with the sour cream and cilantro.
Tip: Serve the chili over hot cooked rice.
Chili con Carne Recipes
Whether you're preparing a cozy dinner for your loved ones, hosting a gathering of friends, or simply seeking a comforting meal on a chilly day, this recipe will become your go-to guide for chili perfection. The dish is also a popular recipe to be served on Cinco de Mayo. What makes this recipe special is that it includes chocolate, coffee and not to forget our Chili con Carne Seasoning Blend. Make it authentic!
Best Side Dishes for Chili con Carne
When it comes to complementing the bold and robust flavors of Chili con Carne, there are several side dishes that can elevate your culinary experience. Here are our favorites:
- Cornbread: A classic and beloved choice, cornbread perfectly complements the flavors of Chili con Carne. Its slightly sweet and crumbly texture provides a delightful contrast to the spiciness of the chili.
- Rice: A simple side of fluffy white rice is an excellent accompaniment to Chili con Carne. It helps to mellow out the heat while providing a neutral base to showcase the flavors of the chili.
- Tortilla Chips: Adding a crunchy element to your meal, tortilla chips are ideal for scooping up spoonfuls of chili. They bring a satisfying texture and can be enjoyed plain or with a side of guacamole, salsa, or sour cream.
- Baked Potatoes: A hearty and comforting option, baked potatoes serve as a substantial side dish for Chili con Carne. Load them up with toppings like cheese, sour cream, chives, or bacon to create a satisfying meal.
- Serving Size
- 1 serving
- per serving
- 48 grams
- 38 grams
- 45 grams