Initially I wanted to start this post with saying that fall season is the chili season but let’s be honest – every season is the chili season! Or at least for me it is for sure. However, the truth is that during the fall it tastes oddly better and I have no idea why. Chili con carne is one of my most favorite recipes and I believe I do a really good job when I make it. But honestly I have no idea what the original recipe looks or tastes like! I kind of intuitively created my own that is very simple, quick and easy to make and I’d like to share it with you today.
500 g of minced meat (I prefer pork)
1 can of sweet corn
1 can of red kidney beans
500 ml of tomato sauce
1 small onion (or 1/2 of a larger one)
1-2 small dried chili peppers (you can use fresh as well, of course)
1. Put your pot on the hob over a medium heat. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil (I use the sunflower one) and leave it until hot.
2. Meanwhile peel and chop the onion into small dice and add to the pot. Cook for about 1 minute.
3. Add the minced meat and cook until it turns light brown. Stir regularly.
4. In the mean time chop the chili peppers into small slices / rings. Don’t forget to remove the green stem.
5. Add drained corn and beans to the pot and mix together with the meat. I also add the chopped chili peppers in this step and I use the seeds as well.
6. Add the tomato sauce, salt to taste and about 250 – 500 ml of water.
7. Cook uncovered for about 20-30 minutes on the highest heat until the water evaporates. Stir occasionally.
8. Cook rice and serve together.
Et voilà, it’s that easy! The whole meal takes me to make about an hour at maximum and it’s just so delish and comforting. As you can tell, I’m not a professional cook nor a food designer but I did my best to present it for the pictures as good as I can. Honestly I cannot even remember when I first made this chili con carne, maybe when I was bored with my fake Bolognese pasta sauce which I can show you sometimes as well.
I’ll be really happy when you let me know if you tried it and how you like it.