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Chili Con Carne is known simply as chili in the US. This version has a secret ingredient to give it a richer flavor. Delicious served with Tomato Rice. | RotiNRice.com

Chili Con Carne and Tomato Rice

Chili Con Carne is known simply as chili in the US. This version has a secret ingredient to give it a richer flavor. Delicious served with Tomato Rice.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chili con carne
Servings: 6
Calories: 622kcal
Author: Linda Ooi

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef (450g)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (seeded and finely sliced)
  • 1 tsp McCormick chili seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans (rinsed and drained) (15.5 oz/440g)
  • 1 can diced tomato (14.5 oz/410g)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8oz/227g)
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate

For Tomato Rice

  • 2 cups long grain rice (rinsed and drained) (400g)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cups water (480ml)
  • 1 cup frozen green peas (140g)
  • 1 tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a large pot, heat vegetable oil. Sauté onion, garlic, and jalapeno peppers until tender.
  • Add ground beef and cook until lightly brown.
  • Add chili seasoning, paprika, cumin, basil, and pepper.
  • Stir in kidney beans, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce.
  • Bring to a boil, add sugar, salt, and chocolate. Reduce heat and let simmer for 30 minutes. If it gets too thick, add ½ cup water.

For Tomato Rice

  • In a pot, add olive oil. Sauté onions and garlic until soft. Add cumin and rice, stir to mix well with onions and garlic, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour in diced tomatoes and water. Bring to a boil, add green peas and salt. Reduce heat and let it simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
  • Turn heat down to the lowest setting and leave pot on stove for another 5 minutes. Turn off heat, remove pot. Let sit for 10 minutes.

NUTRITION

Calories: 622kcal
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