Chili Con Carne

Ingredients :

  • 600 g lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 can (400 g) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 can (300 g) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • corn chips, to serve

Garnish

  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, finely chopped
(Cooking Measurements)

Cooking Procedures :

  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat; cook ground beef, stirring to break up, for about 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Transfer meat to plate; drain off fat from pan.
  2. In the same pan, heat oil over medium heat; sauté onion, for 3 minutes or until starting to brown. Add the garlic, cumin and chili powder; cook for 1 minute.
  3. Return meat to pot along with tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, oregano, thyme and beef stock; stir to combine. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 45 minutes or until sauce is rich and thick. Stir in beans; cook for 5 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Divide the chili con carne among six serving bowls; sprinkle the cheese over the top and dollop with tablespoon of sour cream. Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve with corn chips.
  5. Serves 6.

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