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Three Bean Chili Con Carne

Food Network Canada
YIELDS
5 servings
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Ingredients

Three Bean Chili Con Carne

1
lb(s) ground beef chuck
1
Tbsp bacon drippings
3
Tbsp olive oil
1
spanish white onion, diced
3
garlic cloves, chopped
1
Poblano chili, stemmed, seeded and diced
2 28
oz cans diced tomatoes
1
Tbsp granulated sugar
1
cup chicken stock
1 ½
tsp salt
1
tsp black pepper
½
Tbsp chili powder (recipe follows)
1
cinnamon stick
2
bay leaves
1
oz Baker’s unsweetened chocolate or Mexican chocolate
15
oz black beans, drained
15
oz red kidney beans, drained
15
oz romano beans, drained
1
bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
6
limes, juice only

Garnish

2
cup sour cream
2
cup grated cheddar cheese
2
cup fresh cilantro
12
lime wedges
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Directions

Step 1

In a large fry pan over high heat brown meat in small batches in bacon fat. Use a slotted spoon to transfer browned meat to a bowl. Set aside.

Step 2

In a large saucepot heat oil and sauté onion, garlic and Poblano chili until onions are translucent and pepper is soft. Add browned meat with remaining ingredients except for beans, cilantro and lime juice. Simmer for at least 2 ½ hours, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

Step 3

Add beans and continue to cook for another 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Step 4

Remove from heat and stir in ½ of chopped fresh cilantro and lime juice.

Step 5

Remove cinnamon stick and bay leaves before serving.

Step 6

Serve sour cream, cilantro, grated cheddar cheese and lime wedges to the side as garnish.

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