Chili con carne




2 pounds lean ground beef,
2 tablespoons onion powder,
3 cans kidney beans, drained,
2 tablespoons paprika,
2 cups beef stock,
3 cups tomato sauce,
1 tablespoon hot sauce,
1/2 quart warm water,
2 tablespoons chili powder,
1/2 tablespoon cumin,
1 teaspoon garlic powder,
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper,
white pepper and salt to taste.


This is just a basic recipe for chili con carne. With a little imagination you can make your own original chili recipe.

1. Brown the ground beef in a large, heavy skillet.

2. Add onion powder, paprika, cayenne, bouillon, beef broth, tomato sauce, Tabasco, beans and water.

3. Cook over low heat for about 45 minutes, adding more water as needed.

4. Season the chili according to your taste with salt.

5. Add chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and pepper, cook for 5 minutes more.

6. Serve the chili with grated cheddar cheese on top.

Tip: Vegetarian chili can be prepared by replacing the ground beef with meat substitute made of soy.

Chef George Krumov
About the author: George Krumov is a Red Seal certified chef with many years of culinary experience working around the world in Europe, the Middle East, the cruise line industry and North America. In the last two decades he has headed the kitchens of several restaurants in Canada, and ran his own restaurant.

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