Shadows Chili Con Carne

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 20m
Ready In

Recipe: #6335

August 27, 2012

"This is the only way to cook and serve chili. I have been collecting and making chili recipes for more years then I want to admit. This is my recipe. I suggest using the options provided for the best result and flavor. Don't be fooled it is not to hot to handle. Cooking the full 6 hours increases the flavor. Flavor gets better over a few days.."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (322.6 g)
  • Calories 673.4
  • Total Fat - 35.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 267.5 mg
  • Sodium - 8538.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 47 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 10.9 g
  • Sugars - 3.7 g
  • Protein - 41.8 g
  • Calcium - 705.2 mg
  • Iron - 12.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cut the meat into cubes about 1/2 inch square or use ground meat.

Step 2

Melt the suet or bacon grease in a large pot or pan with a cover.

Step 3

Put the chopped onion and garlic in the pot and brown.

Step 4

Mix the chilli powder and flour with enough cold water to form a thin paste

Step 5

Mix with the onion and garlic after they are browned. Stir until smooth.

Step 6

Add meats to pan along with 4 tbls water or beer.

Step 7

Cover and steam for 5 minutes.

Step 8

Now add the other herbs, spices and tomatoes.

Step 9

Cook slowly for 3 to 6 hours

Step 10

Add liquid as needed to just keep from burning but add as little as possible.

Step 11

When cooked serve in a bowl over beans prepared as follows: Pick over the beans** and discard any bad ones. Soak the beans in water over night or quick soak by covering the beans with water and bringing to a boil. Boil 1 minute, cover and let sit for 1 hour. Drain off the water and cover with fresh water. Add 1 tsp. of baking soda.

Step 12

Add salt pork or bacon and oregano. Simmer over medium heat for 3 to 4 hours or until tender.

Step 13

Add water as water boils away.

Step 14

Drain and serve the chilli over the beans.

Step 15

**I prefer pinto beans in this recipe.


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