Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Chili Con Carne
Total:
2 hr 20 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr 20 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Cook the bacon in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate and let cool, then crumble and set aside. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings from the saucepan (reserve the drippings). Increase the heat to medium high, add the beef and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate using a slotted spoon; wipe out the pan.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the reserved bacon drippings in the saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and 1 teaspoon salt and cook 2 minutes. Add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano and tomato paste and cook, stirring, until the tomato paste is brick red, about 6 minutes (add a splash of water if the mixture begins to stick). Add the beer and simmer until almost completely reduced, about 3 minutes.

Stir in the beef and any juices from the plate; add the cocoa powder, tomatoes, beef broth and beans and bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chili thickens slightly, about 1 hour, 30 minutes.

Stir the hot sauce into the chili and season with salt. Add some beef broth if the chili is too thick. Ladle into bowls and top with the crumbled bacon, cheese, scallions and/or sour cream.

Photograph by Con Poulos

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Carne Asada

Recipe courtesy of Adriana Ochoa

Cornbread-Chili Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Pat's Famous Beef and Pork Chili

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Arroz con Pollo

Recipe courtesy of Ingrid Hoffmann

Turkey Chili

Recipe courtesy of Scott Uehlein|Nancy Lopez

AB's Chili Powder

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Game Day Chili

Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Beef Short Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Devon's Award-Winning Chili

Recipe courtesy of Devon Fredericks

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Plaster Chocolate Cake 05:58

This cake is so rich and creamy that Raiza Costa wants to plaster the world with it.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking