How to Make Chili Con Carne
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How to Make Chili Con Carne

2 tablespoons Olive oil
3-4 Garlic cloves, crushed
1 Onion, chopped
1 Bell pepper, chopped
1 Red hot chili pepper, chopped
3 tablespoons Tomato paste
2 cans (800g) Crushed tomatoes
1½ pounds (675g) Ground beef
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
2 teaspoons Smoked paprika
2 teaspoons Chili powder
2 teaspoons Cumin
2 teaspoon Oregano
1½ cups (360ml) Beef stock/water
1 can (400g) Red kidney beans, drained
2-3 tablespoons Parsley/cilantro, chopped


  1. In a large pan or Dutch oven heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and sauté for 4-5 minutes, add diced bell pepper, chili pepper and cook for 3-4 minutes, add crushed garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes more.
  2. Turn heat to high, add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Add spices, tomato paste and cook, stirring for 2 minutes.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, beef stock, beans and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer over low heat for 1 hour, until thickens slightly.
  4. Turn the heat off, add chopped herbs and stir.
  5. Serve
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