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New Mexico Chili con Carne



  • 1 pound lean beef, coarsely ground
  • 1 pound pork, coarsely ground
  • 1/4 cup olive or peanut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped coarsely
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes, run through a food processor
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper sauce, to taste
  • 1 quart cooked pinto or kidney beans (optional)


  1. Brown meat in hot oil in a large pot. Add onions and garlic while cooking.
  2. Then add all other ingredients and three or more cups of water. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours until meat is tender.

Chili con Carne with Frijoles: Add the quart of cooked beans.

Chili con Queso: Stir in shredded Cheddar cheese or canned cheese sauce with jalapeno peppers.

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