How to Make Chili: The Secrets of the Best Chili in the World


Chili is one of the most popular dishes in Mexican and Texan cuisine. It is famous around the world. At home this dish is called “Chili con carne”. It can be literally translated from Spanish as “chili with meat”. The main ingredients of this dish are hot chili peppers, and minced meat. Other ingredients can be added depending on the place you live in or what taste preferences you have.

Five Reasons You Should Cook Chili for Dinner Today

• Because you have never ate chili before.

• Because chili can be prepared at any time of the year.

• Because chili contains small amount of fat.

• Because chili satiates and at the same time it doesn’t cause a feeling of overfilled stomach, and is easily digested (but we can’t but mention that if you have some problems with your stomach or heartburn because of spicy dishes don’t try your fortune, because real chili is really spicy).

• Because chili is terribly useful.

The Following Ingredients are Needed to Cook Chili:

For 4 portions:

• 2 tablespoons of olive oil

• 2 red onions

• 1 garlic clove

• 2 red bitter chili peppers

• 450 g of beef

• 1 tablespoon of flour

• 2 × 400 cans of tinned tomatoes

• 400 g can of mixed beans

• 2 sweet peppers

To Cook Chili it is Necessary for You to Follow the Below Pointed Instructions

1. Clear chili peppers from seeds and cut them into pieces.

2. Shell onion and cut into small cubes.

3. Shell clove of garlic and crush it.

4. Heat olive oil in the ceramic dish or heavy-bottomed pan. Fry onion, chilies and garlic for 5-6 minutes. 5. While the vegetables are fried, take beef, wash it and cut into small pieces.

6. Take out the roasted vegetables. Divide meat into two equal parts. Fry each half until it gets brown and try to stir it constantly while frying.

7. Put back onion, garlic and chili to the fried meat. Add the canned tomatoes and the tablespoon of flour. Stirring it thoroughly, make the dish boiling.

8. Cover it and cook for an hour. While the dish is being stewed, take the sweet peppers, wash it, clean from seeds and cut into small cubes.

9. In an hour add beans and sweet peppers to chili.

10. Cover it and cook over medium heat for another 1.5 hours.

So your chili is ready. It can be served with sour cream, tomatoes, red onion and coriander. Chili preparation time is nearly 3 hours. Those people, who always count calories in every dish they eat, may ask about calories in chili. So here we have the number of calories for one serving: 480 calories, 18 grams of fat and 5 grams of saturated fat.

Useful Tips

1. If you want your dish not to be dry during cooking, you can add beef broth into it.

2. If you want to give the dish a smoky flavor, add a few drops of “Tabasco” sauce to your chili.

3. It is not necessary to use minced meat to cook chili. This dish can be prepared with stuffing.

4. Rice and tortillas can be a perfect side dish.

5. At the end of cooking, one adds chocolate (or cocoa), honey or a little bit sugar to chili.

6. Recently vegetarian chili recipes have become more and more popular. These dishes are called “chili sin carne” or “chili non carne” (what is literally translated as “chili without meat”). Tofu, beans or soy meat can be used instead of meat. Pumpkins, zucchini or eggplants can be also used.

People who like spicy food are more sociable than those who do not. They like to travel, wear colorful clothes, meet new people and try something new. Perhaps the passion for chili pepper is the culinary embodiment of those who like adventures and fun. So, if you are such a person and you have never eaten chili, taken all necessary ingredients and cooked chili.

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