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Mexican Chili Con Carne Superbowl Snack

Mexican chili con carne makes great Superbowl party food. Serve portions of this steaming hot chili in mugs or tall bowls and your guests will be in heaven. Although technically not an appetizer, you can serve small portions of homemade chili con carne along other Superbowl party recipes like chicken wings, chips and dips and pizza slices. Serve it with tortilla chips for dipping or just alone with spoons.

This is quite a spicy chili con carne recipe so feel free to omit the jalapeno if you want to tone the piquancy down a bit. If you want to use fresh kidney beans rather than canned ones, you will need to prepare them before making this chili con carne recipe. Rinse the dry beans, cover them with cold water and let them soak overnight. Drain the water off them, and then put them in a big pan with fresh water. Let them simmer until they are tender. This will take about an hour. Drain the water off, and then just add them to the chili to warm through before you serve it.

You might have made chili con carne recipes using hamburger meat before but this recipe using ground round steak for a really meaty flavor. Chili con carne is a warming and hearty dish and you can serve this with your other Superbowl party recipes. It also makes a nice lunch or a tasty dinner, served with rice or cornbread on the side.

How to Make the Best Chili Con Carne
Summary: Chili makes a great appetizer, especially for casual get-togethers or if you are watching the Superbowl. This recipe produces a very flavorful chili con carne.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Superbowl Party Recipes
Serves: 6
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  • 2 cans red kidney beans (15 oz each), drained
  • 1 onion, quartered and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 can mild green chilies
  • 1 lb ground round steak
  • ⅓ yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • ⅓ green bell pepper, chopped
  • ⅓ red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 14 ½ oz can tomatoes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  1. Brown the onion, ground beef and bell peppers in a big frying pan in the oil.
  2. Add the tomato sauce, tomatoes, chilies, chili powder, jalapeno, bay leaf, salt, cayenne pepper and ground cloves.
  3. Cover and simmer the chili for an hour and a half, adding more water if necessary or if it sticks to the pan.
  4. Check the chili often and give it a stir now and then.
  5. Add the red kidney beans and warm the chili through, then serve.

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This Mexican chili con carne recipe is simple to make. “Chili con carne” literally translates to mean “chili with meat” and this is a sweet, tangy, spicy and deliciously meaty recipe which is perfect for any kind of gathering, especially if the weather is cool. Hot appetizer recipes like this easy chili con carne are fun to make and everyone will enjoy the flavor. You can see from the photo that this chili con carne is colorful and that is largely thanks to the three types of bell peppers used in the recipe. You can stick to one or two colors of bell pepper if you have some to use up or if you prefer the flavors but the colorful effect from all three is one of the things that makes this chili con carne recipe stand out.

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