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Classic Chili Con Carne

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Ingredients
  Dried pinto beans/Red beans 1 Cup (16 tbs), washed and drained
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Lean beef 3 Pound
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Bay leaf 1
  Chili powder 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced
  Ground cumin seed 1 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Paprika 3 Tablespoon
  Cornmeal 3 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Cover beans with the water, bring to boil, and boil for 2 minutes.
Cover pan and let stand for 1 hour; then cook until tender.
Drain and reserve liquid.
Cut meat into 1/2 inch cubes and sear in hot oil.
Add enough water to bean liquid to make 6 cups.
Add to meat, cover pan, bring to boil, and simmer for 1 hour.
Add bay leaf and next 6 ingredients.
Simmer for 30 minutes.
Blend cornmeal, flour, and cold water to make a paste.
Stir into mixture; simmer for 5 minutes.
Add beans and heat.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Chili
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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