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Chili Con Carne

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Ingredients
  Dried pinto beans/Red beans 1 Cup (16 tbs), washed and drained
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Lean beef 3 Pound, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  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

GETTING READY
1) In a deep pot, add beans with 4 cups of water to cover.
2) Bring to a boil, and continue to boil for 2 minutes.
3) Let stand, covered, for 1 hour.
4) Then, cook the beans until tender.
5) Drain well and reserve the liquid. Keep aside.

MAKING
6) In a heavy skillet, heat olive oil.
7) Into the hot oil, sear the beef cubes.
8) To the reserved bean liquid, add enough water to measure 6 cups.
9) To the meat in the skillet, add this liquid.
10) Cover and bring to a boil. Then, simmer for 1 hour.
11) Now, add the seasonings and simmer again for 30 minutes.
12) In a small bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, and cold water to form a paste.
13) Into the stew, gradually add this. Mix well.
14) Simmer for 5 minutes more.
15) To this, add beans and heat for a while to blend the flavors.

SERVING
16) Transfer to deep bowls and serve hot with tortilla chips and a green salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
210 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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