Monday, October 14, 2013

Chili con Carne

Cooler weather is finally here, and one of my favorite cool weather meals is chili!  I especially love the ease afforded when it's made in the crock pot. This recipe, from Mabel Hoffman's Crockery Cookery, uses chunks of stew meat instead of ground beef, so if you're looking for something tasty, as well as hearty and satisfying, look no further! Enjoy!

Chili con Carne

1 1/2 lbs stew meat
2 cloves garlic
1/2 t pepper
1/2 t salt
1 t chili powder
1 onion, chopped
1t beef bullion granules
1 16 oz. can sliced tomatoes with juice
1 14 oz. can green chiles, chopped
3 T chopped fresh cilantro
1 16 oz. can pinto beans, drained
cooked rice

Sprinkle meat with garlic, pepper, salt and chili powder.  Pat spices into meat.  Cut meat into 1/2 inch cubes. Place meat in slow cooker. Cover with onion, bullion granules, tomatoes and chiles.  Cover and cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours or until meat is tender.  Turn control to HIGH. Add cilantro and beans.  Cover and cook on HIGH 20 minutes.  Serve on a bed of rice.  Makes five or six servings.

I'd never had chili with stew meat until I tried this recipe.  I grew up eating chili made with ground beef. What about you, and which do you prefer? I like both!

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!


Old Kitty said...

Love cooking the veggie version of chilli corne carne! It's the beans and the chillies and the tomatoes - excellent combination! Take care

William Kendall said...

It's the beans that have always kept me away from chili recipes, admittedly!

shelly said...

Sometimes I like it with a variety of beans and squashes.

Good recipe.

Hugs and chocolate,

Jennette Marie Powell said...

My husband puts both stew meat and ground into his chili! Only since he started hunting a few years ago, it's not usually beef, but venison - yum!

Shelly said...

We usually do chili with ground meat here, but that recipe sounds delicious!

Jennifer Shirk said...

OOoh, stew meat sounds good.

I love soups and stews and chili when fall comes!

Maria Perry Mohan said...

I love chilli con carne but I don't get to eat it at all these days. It was my luck to marry into a vegetarian clan LOL

Maria McKenzie said...

@Kitty: I have an awesome black bean chili with hominy recipe I bet you'd love!

@William: My kids hate the beans too!

@Shelly: I've never had it with squash--sounds good!

@Jennette: I love venison! I've never had it in chili, but I know it's got to be good;).

@Shelly: I suppose chili with ground beef is the most traditional kind.

@Jennifer: Soups and stews are the best part of fall!

@Maria: The next recipe I share will have to be my vegetarian black bean chili with hominy--it's sooo good!