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October 31, 2011

Chili con carne

It been along time since I've eaten chili. Oh boy, it's GOOD!

Here's what we had tonight:

About noon, I unwrapped about 2.5 lbs of  frozen, grass-fed, non-aged, stew cut beef. I placed it in a coconut oil lined 4 quart crock pot, along with 3/4 cup of beef gelatin and a can of diced green chilis and tomatoes. As a fun twist, I added some sliced mushrooms and ACV as well.  I tossed in some salt and sugar/cream of tartar mix and set it on high for about 5 hours, stirring once to break up the beef chunks.  A little cumin, garlic and/or chili powder would be optional. Diced onions and cheese are nice on top as a garnish.

Possible sides, if any,  would be rice, potatoes, cornbread with homemade baking powder or quesadillas.

Hunk of Meat Monday
Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits
See Ya In The Gumbo 
Made from Scratch Tuesday
Hearth and Soul Hop


  1. Thanks for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo. Nothing beats slow cooked beef w/ green chilis!

  2. Looks good. Love Chili con carne buy have never made it! You make it sound easy. Except, gelatin is something that I have only used in jello. Do you get gelatin at the store or from your butcher? Thanks for sharing on Hunk of Meat Monday.

  3. If it's not "easy," I don't cook it.

    I purchase beef gelatin in bulk from Azure Standard once or twice/year. It is also available from Amazon in bulk.

  4. This sounds delicious - wonderful comfort food for a cold day! Thank you for sharing your chili con carne with the Hearth and Soul hop.