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Chili Con Carne

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Chili Con Carne
Serve this great tasting ground beef and bean chili with cornbread and a salad.


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) red kidney beans or small red beans, drained
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, quartered, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 pound ground round
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) tomatoes
  • 1 can mild green chile peppers
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno chile pepper, optional
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • dash cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • dash ground cloves
  • 1 small bay leaf


Prepare beans unless using cans. Rinse dry beans, cover with cold water, and let soak overnight. Drain, transfer to a large saucepan, and cover with fresh water. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour, or until tender. Drain.

In a large skillet, brown the onion, pepper, and ground beef in oil. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, peppers, and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 1 1.2 hours, adding a little water if needed to keep from sticking. Check and stir frequently. Add the cooked or canned beans and heat through.
Serves 6.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
AWESOME chili!, Member Renee21404

I made this chili for the first time when my in-laws were visiting and they loved it. My husband was deployed at the time, so I made it once he came back. It's my new favorite chili recipe. The only thing I did different was subbing the ground beef for stew meat.

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