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Chile Con Carne

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Ingredients
  Dried beans 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Red / Brown)
  Water 1 Quart
  Stewing beef 2 Pound
  Onion 1
  Pork drippings/Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Sweet paprika 1 Tablespoon
  Canned tomatoes 8 Ounce
  Cornstarch 2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

Soak beans in water overnight.
The next day, place water and beans in saucepan, cover and cook gently for 1 1/2 hours.
Cut the beef into 1 inch cubes.
Peel and chop onion.
Heat the drippings or oil and butter in a skillet.
Add the beef.
Cook till brown, then add the onion and cook till transparent.
Mix the meat and onion in with the cooked beans and season with salt, pepper, chili powder and paprika.
Cover and cook gently for 1 hour.
Add the drained tomatoes, cover and cook for 30 minutes more.
Adjust seasoning.
If you wish to thicken the sauce, blend the cornstarch with a little water and add it to the mixture.
Cook for a few minutes, then serve from the cooking pot with plain boiled rice or wholewheat bread and a crisp green salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Spanish
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Beef

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