Chile Con Carne

Chile Con Carne

This recipe is made with lots of chopped vegetables and whatever beans you have in your pantry. It's what we serve in our house when we have guests.

Ingredients: One 24cm Le Creuset casserole dish

Kidney beans (or mixed beans, chickpeas, soy beans etc.)
Ground meat mix
Bacon (minced as the same size as the ground meat)
Onions (large)
Green bell peppers
1 small
2 cloves
Canned tomatoes
* Cumin
1 tablespoon
*Chili powder
1 tablespoon or more
2 tablespoons
*Japanese Worcestershire-style sauce
1 tablespoon
* Garlic and soy sauce (normal soy sauce)
1 tablespoon
* Soup stock cube
*Water (leftover from rehydrating the beans)
1 cup
* Oregano
1 teaspoon
1 1/2 teaspoons
Vegetable oil
2 tablespoons
White flour
2 tablespoons
Salt and pepper
a small amount
White wine (or cooking sake)
2 tablespoons
Bay leaf


1. Chop the vegetables roughly into the same size.
2. Heat oil in a pot and fry the garlic. Once it's fragrant, add the onions and fry until soft.
3. Add the ground meat, brown over high heat, and then add the white wine.
4. Reduce heat to medium, adding the remaining vegetables and flour and coat the mixture with the flour evenly.
5. Add the canned tomatoes, beans, water, * ingredients, and bay leaf, and boil for about 40 minutes.
6. Stir while scraping the bottom of the pot to avoid burning, and season with salt and pepper.
7. Transfer into bowls and it's done. Eat with bread or tortillas.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is my family's recipe for special occasions that I've been making ever since I got married.