Sunday, October 23, 2011

Carnal chili (Oops, I mean chili con carne)

My good blogger friend, Jenn, not only bought the very first copy of my book, she has reviewed and is doing a give-away of one copy. Go visit her.

I know it's cheeky of me to continue imposing my book on you. But, it's a really good book that you can read without ever having to make any of the recipes. To acquire it go to Amazon and search for my name, Stephen Crout. You will make me so grateful. I intend to keep it featured on my blog indefinitely. Ignore it - or buy it.

Chili is a very basic thing. I decided to make it several days ago when I bought some beef that seemed to suggest it was "steak". Well, it's stew meat. What do you need for chili? Some would say no beans. I say screw them.
Chili con carne

1.75 lbs beef or pork, in 1/2 inch pieces, 1/2 large onion, finely chopped, 3 cloves garlic, minced, 1/2 large bell pepper (any color) diced, 1 jalapeno, half seeded, half not, 28 oz chopped tomatoes with their juice, 15 oz can beans (your favorite, with their liquid),salt and pepper to taste, cumin to taste,chili powder to taste, coriander to taste
Saute the first five items until the beef is cooked through. Add everything else and simmer for a couple of hours uncovered. If you feel it needs some more liquid near the end, add beef broth or chicken broth. Taste it, taste it, taste it.


Unknown said...

Oh YUM!! Love chili con carne! And you know I'm a sucker for anything with jalapenos in it!!
By the way.. feel free to direct your readers to my site so they can win a copy of your awesome book :)

Lara B Knight said...

OK the recipe looks amazing, but more exciting news - YOUR BOOK ARRIVED!!! I have been reading it on my lunch hour & I love it! Very fine accomplishment my friend!!!

Pam said...

I like your cookbook and am still reading it. Like the chili too!

Mary Bergfeld said...

I will. I will. I will. I'm stiill working my way through your wonderful book. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Chris said...

I got through the first third of the book on Sunday and hope to finish it this weekend. Great read so far.

Only Fish Recipes said...

absolutely amazing dish...will surely try it sometimes !

Unknown said...

This recipe looks spot on and I LOVE that you have this book! I will get it - love the food blogger universe!!!

Pam said...

I love making chili this time of year - it's so hearty, filling, and comforting. Yours sounds terrific.

In answer to your question, I am sure it would be fine if you try the recipe with store bought biscuits then top them with black pepper and Parmesan. Let me know if they turn out.

Mary said...

Your chili looks perfect and my husband loves jalapenos in our chili too. Your book really does sound great. I have it on my Christmas wish list already. My fingers are crossed over at Jenn's right now.

Mary Bergfeld said...

Quick, easy and to the point :-). Chili is perfect fall food. A pot would be great to feed the hungry hoardes this weekend. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Anonymous said...

No, it's not cheeky of you to impose your book - it's a wonderful read! and I'm really enjoying the recipes. Will post about it next week latest!! Also love the chili - perfect for the upcoming snow storm :(

Shu Han said...

I love chilli, and I love that photo! i would love to buy your book, i will save up for it. grahh i'm so disappointed i missed the giveaway on jenn's blog. I've been so swamped with schoolwork I haven't been visiting all your blogs ):

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