Some time ago I ate the best, and I have to admit, the first chili con carne ever, in a small club/bar/house here in Bucharest. People call it OTA. It was really great and I hated the fact that I just didn’t properly ask for the recipe..
Since then I kept thinking that I have to cook it someday..and that day came yesterday…
So here it is:
Chili con carne is basically a spicy stew made with ground beef, chili peppers, cumin, onions, garlic and beans.
500 gr ground beef
4 garlic cloves
1 chili peper
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
1 tablespoon oregano
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
200 gr red (I used white) beans
100 gr vegetable or beef soup
Heat the olive oil in a large pan, add the onions and stir fry them for a couple of minutes. Add the meat and the minced garlic and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add the chili peper minced, the beans, all the condiments and the soup and let simmer for another 20-30 minutes until it has the consistency or a thick soup.
Believe me it is amazingly delicious. Try it.