Homemade Chile con Carne

You will need: butter, olive oil, 2.5 lbs of ground beef, 1 large onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, black pepper, one 14 oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes, 1 large red pepper, 2 jalapeño peppers, tomato sauce, tomato paste, sugar, red beans, corn, pomegranate or apple vinegar, sour cream, avocado, cheddar cheese


  • In a pot, heat 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Add a large diced onion and cook it in the oil butter mix until it’s translucent
  • Add 5 minced garlic cloves and cook until fragrant
  • Next add 2.5 pounds of ground beef, make sure to break up the ground beef pieces with a wooden spoon
  • Stir it in with the onion and garlic and cook until it is browned
  • Now add the spices: add 3 tablespoons of chili powder, 1 tablespoon of cumin, salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Give the meat a good stir with the spices
  • Add 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika (if not available use regular paprika instead)
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and mix it in
  • Add 1 large red pepper and 2 jalapeño peppers diced
  • Mix peppers in with the meat and cook for three minutes
  • Next add a 14 ounce can of fire roasted diced tomatoes and mix it into the pot
  • Add 1 cup of tomato sauce and mix
  • Add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • Add 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • Stir the tomato paste and sugar in
  • Then put the lid on and let the chili simmer for 10 minutes
  • After 10 minutes add one mug cooked red beans
  • Add a tablespoon of pomegranate or apple vinegar
  • Add one mug of cooked corn
  • Add 1/2 cup of hot water and cook the chili for 10 more minutes
  • Garnish your chili with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, avocado and jalapeño slices
  • Enjoy!

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