Chile Con Carne

Chile Con Carne


This easy chile con carne recipe consists of 13 ingredients, many of which are probably already in your pantry.



What you need:

  • 3.5 lbs top round, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 c coarsely chopped onions
  • 2 c beef broth
  • 28 oz can whole tomatoes
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 5 T vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 T chili powder
  • 1.5 t oregano
  • 1.5 t ground cumin
  • 1 t crushed red peppers
  • salt to taste
  • 1 t sugar

What you do:

  • Heat 3 T of the oil in a large, heavy pot.  
  • When hot, add the meat, seasoned with salt, all at once.  
  • Sear it, turning constantly, until all the pieces are lightly browned.  
  • Transfer the meat to a bowl.  
  • Add the remaining 2 T oil to pot.  
  • Add the onion and garlic and saute until the onion is wilted.  
  • Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Simmer 1 hour.  
  • Serve over rice.


  • This chili is respectively hot, but it‘s not scorching.  If you discover someone to whom this is baby food, offer additional red pepper flakes.


  • Recipe submitted by Joyce O. via Wisconsin.