chili con carne


Chili con carne, meaning 'chili with meat', is a spicy stew containing chili peppers (sometimes in the form of chili powder), meat (usually beef), and often tomatoes, corn and beans. Other seasonings may include garlic, onions, and cumin. The dish originated in northern Mexico or southern Texas.

Geographic and personal tastes involve different types of meat and other ingredients. Chili con carne is a common dish for cook-offs, and may be used as a side, garnish, or ingredient in other dishes, such as soups or salsas.


chili con carne served over angelhair pasta

2020-04-26 a.o.

I used the Bear Creek :darn good" chili. I do find it makes a quite enjoyable chili and it saves a lot of preparation time not having to presoak and parboil the beans or measure the ingredients.

I've always thought chili con carne is missing something. I don't much care for tortillas with my meal. I served it over pasta instead.


This is what you need for 8-10 servings:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 cups pinto beans
  • 2 cups red beans
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 1 cup long-cooking rice (25-30 minutes)
  • 6-8 cloves garlic
  • 1-2 large yellow onions
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 2 cups red chile puree
  • flour / corn starch
Pic1: chili con carne over pasta



Pic2: "darn good" chili
Pic3: beans, rice, onions, celery, bell peppers, red chile puree
Pic4: add garlic & seasoning; simmer


Pic5-7: browning the meat


Pic8-10: add meat, stir, simmer


Pic11-13: cook pasta


Pic14: all done
Pic15+16: served