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Texas Chili Con Carne

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Ingredients
  Dried pinto beans 1 Pound (red variety)
  Lean boneless beef 1 Pound
  Special oil 4 Tablespoon
  Chopped onions 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  Canned tomatoes 16 Ounce, drained and chopped (1 can)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 3 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Wash the beans throughly.

MAKING
2 In a pan, add the beans and cover with water, bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
3 Remove the pan from the heat and let the beans soak for about an hour.
4 Drain, and add fresh water, just enough to cover the beans.
5 Bring to a boil and cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours or just until beans are tender.
6 Reserve one cup liquid and drain.
7 Meanwhile, cut the meat into 1/4-inch dice. (Ground beef may be used, but diced beef is more authentic.)
8 In a skillet, heat oil and saute onion and garlic for 5 minutes.
9 Add in the meat and cook stirring frequently until browned.
10 Transfer to a casserole.
11 Blend in the flour, then add the tomatoes, salt, chili powder and bean water.
12 Bring to a boil and cook covered over low heat for 1 1/2 hours.
13 Gradually mix in the beans.
14 Cover again, and cook for another 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

SERVING
15 Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday
Cook Time: 
210 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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