Favorite Romantic Meal #31: from Winnie’s kitchen

Winnie loves spare ribs, chili con carne or curry. She didn’t send us a recipe yet, so Gigi did some googling of her own, and found this one to share with you. Gigi is not a huge chili fan, since she doesn’t like spicy food, but god knows most men seem to love this one, so Winnie picked a great thing to cook for your man!!

Recipe for chili con carne, with ground beef round, tomatoes, red beans, chili powder, peppers, and other seasonings.

2 cans (15 ounces each) red kidney beans or small red beans, drained
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, quartered, sliced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 pound ground round
1 can (14.5 ounces) tomatoes
1 can mild green chile peppers
2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno chile pepper, optional
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
dash cayenne pepper, or to taste
dash ground cloves
1 small bay leaf

Prepare beans unless using cans. Rinse dry beans, cover with cold water, and let soak overnight. Drain, transfer to a large saucepan, and cover with fresh water. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour, or until tender. Drain.
In a large skillet, brown the onion, pepper, and ground beef in oil. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, peppers, and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 1 1.2 hours, adding a little water if needed to keep from sticking. Check and stir frequently. Add the cooked or canned beans and heat through.
Serves 6.

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