Authentic chili con carne recipe

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An authentic beef chili recipe using habenero chili peppers, tomatoes, onions, cumin and oregano, cocoa pwder and chili beans. The result is quite hot but extremely delicious!
Preparation time: 10 minutes, Cooking time: 120 minutes, Serves: 8 


6 dried habenero chilli peppers
1 cup of water

3 lbs boneless chuck (or similar stewing cut) finely diced
6 Tbsp olive oil

4 medium onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1 large can chopped tomatoes
1 large can chili beans
1 Tbsp cocoa
2 bay leaves, crushed


Toast the habenero peppers for 1 to 2 minutes in a skillet over high heat, turning often. Let them cool and crush them. Put them in a small pan with 1 cup of water, bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

 In a Dutch oven add the meat and olive oil and saute until lightly brown. Add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are soft, stirring occationally. Add the cumin and oregano and cook for 1 minute more. Add the tomatoes, chili beans, cocoa, bay leaves, habenero chili peppers and enough water to barely cover all ingredients and bring to boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for about 2 hours, stirring occationally.

Serve with sour cream, freshly chopped coriander and Mexican fried rice.

Notes and tips

You can substitute the habenero chilli peppers with chilli powder and cayenne pepper (the amounts you use depend on how hot you like your chilli).
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