Bloody Red Hot Chili Con Carne




A month ago, I was seated on the couch flipping the pages of my favorite fashion magazine when hubby arrived. "I bought a kilo of red kidney beans", he told me.

"Oh that's great", I coldly replied and continued reading.

He left the room frustrated.
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One afternoon, hubby hinted that he's been craving for something spicy for lunch. I looked at him and replied, " Well I'm not sure that adding chili on your carbonara will do the thing."

He left the room disappointed.

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We were in the bookstore choosing some reading materials for our upcoming vacation. When I caught him with a book on eating healthy, "We should eat more healthy stuff like beans it's good for building muscle." he told me.

"Well we're too old to build muscle, aren't we" I jokingly replied.

He turned his back upset.


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Last night I dreamt that I was cut into pieces tossed up in a casserole of boiling red matter, tomato sauce I suppose. With lots and lots of chili. Playing dream analyst still catching up my breath, "I wonder what this gory dream meant" I thought when I woke up.

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Today I finally decided to cook some chili con carne. When hubby smelled what I was cooking, he looked at me and said "That sounds delicious darling." He then added with a sneering smile on his face, "By the way, in case you don't know just repaired your broken computer that's been broken for a month now you can start blogging again."

He then left the room whistling.

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That's what I call an, "Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth."



This is of course my entry to Andrea's healthy monthly blogging event GYO, "Grow your own". Definitely not only for green thumbs but for all gourmet lovers outhere. This is recipe is great with your garden grown tomatoes and chilies. Go check out the round-up!



Chili Con Carne

half a kilo of ground beef
250 g of dry red beans (cook in pressure cooker until soft and mushy)
2 big onions chopped
2 red bell pepper
1 kilo of tomatoes
3 pieces of mild green chili peppers chopped
1 teaspoon of tomato paste
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
1 teaspoon of cayenne powder (more or less depending on your taste)
3 tablespoons of olive oil
some salt and pepper

Start by putting your tomatoes, red bell peppers on an oven dish, put a tablespoon of olive oil and roast it in the oven for an hour at 200° celsius for forty minutes to sixty minutes. Once it's cold, peel off the skin and chopped them together. In a big casserole, put the rest of the olive oil and brown your onion. Add the ground beef then all the spices; cumin,cayenne, salt and pepper. Put the chopped chilis, roasted tomatoes and bell pepper. Stir. Add the tomato pasted and let it simmer over low fire.

As a rice topping it's perfect!

Try my other spicy dishes:

Canneloni Diablo
Devil's Beef Stew




33 comments:

glamah16 said...

Your tough on the husband. Glad you made him happy at last.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Delicious! That's a great dish! Comforting and flavorful...

Cheers,

Rosa

Asha said...

OH!! We love Chilli as we call it here. What a great looking dish, makes a wonderful dip with cheese on top and crisp Tortillas too for Super Bowl for us!:))

mikky said...

LOL... love your story and welcome back!!! your chili looks perfect... :) oh, and i'm glad you have one happy husband there enjoying the chili... happy chinese new year :)

K and S said...

sounds nice and spicy :)

Happy cook said...

Hi hi were you afrai hubby would chop you up and put you in the pot, if you didn't make anything with the 1kg of beans.
I love chillie, this one looks yumm delicious.

Jescel said...

this looks delish! i love chili con carne. perfect for cold nights, huh?....

Maria said...

What a comforting dish!! It looks great!

Navita said...

Long time no see so stopped by to say hi.

Dhanggit its ur year....the year of the ox.

Joelen said...

Looks delicious and I especially like that you served it over rice - yum!

_ts of [eatingclub] vancouver said...

Wow, a month of waiting! Harsh.
;D

Gabi said...

I like your quid pro quo ;)
It's definitely chili season- your's looks wonderful!
xo

Manggy said...

Ah, the price of sassiness, eh Dhanggit? :) Well, welcome back! I love love LOVE chili con carne-- maybe more than your husband loves it-- perfect on rice, and if I'm feeling naughty, with cheese grated on top :)

Catherine Wilkinson said...

You are a good wife. My father-in-law said "marriage is never 50/50...it's ALWAYS 80/20, with the 80 and 20 switching all the time"
Wise.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I bet your husband was happy with his chilli! I would be happy as well!

Passionate About Baking said...

That looks bloody good Dhhangit & am I glad he bought the kilo of red beans. This chili is warming, & this chili is good! Welcome back!!

Gloria said...

Hello Dhanggit!! nice recipe I m happy you come backk dear Sis!!!!!huggs, Gloria
Welcome back!!

Ivy said...

Hot and delicious! Yum.

Arfi Binsted said...

look hot. i am ready with my warm jasmine rice for this with two slices of tempeh hehehe

Kate said...

lol ...thats what happens when you dont get the subtle hints :p
Well i'm a big fan of red kidney beans too, n i like 'em spicy. Have you ever tried to make them the Indian way ...Rajma ?? I'll pass you the recipe if you're interested ...your hubby will fix everything else in the house i promise you that :P

serialblogger said...

wow! thanks for commenting on my post (as in, may naligaw, hehehe). Hmm... actually I'm thanking you for visiting 'coz now I found my way to a fantastic blog. Di kasi ako marunong magluto! :-) pero marunong naman magbasa ng recipee.

sheila said...

Haha ang kulit!

How are you? I am here in settling in Finland, but so far walang papa, the only thing I see are snowmen! Hehe.

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Hee hee. Now you've divulged the secret: most everything is good on top of rice! I eat chili with rice too. ;)

Analyse said...

an eye for an eye, lol.

Leslie said...

Sounds just like my house. You crack me up and your gory nightmare!

Rosie said...

A great chili con carne dish - hot and delicious!

Rosie x

noobcook said...

I love this! So comforting and spicy ;p

ChichaJo said...

This is one of my husband's all time favorite dishes too! :) I'm making it this thursday :)

haze said...

You're not the only one Dhanggit, I made this just last week when we were in the mountain with friends! I just loooovveeed Chili con Carne !!!

Andrea said...

Chili is one of our favorite comfort foods, and yours looks delicious. I'm sure your husband was so happy! :-)

pigpigscorner said...

Your husband must be really happy that you finally use the beans! Looks really delicious.

Cakespy said...

One of my FAVORITE comfort foods. This looks amazing and so warm/delicious/hearty!

Rumela said...

Thanks for the Chili Con Carne recipe. Last summer I ate them at a party and has been looking for an authentic recipe ever since. Now I will be able to make them myself. Thanks again.