*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          Chilli con Carne English
 
 Recipe By     : Miriam Podcameni Posvolsky
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Courses                     Meats
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      lb            ground beef    (patinho)
    3      large         onions -- chopped
    4      cloves        garlic -- minced
    1      can           beer
    6                    ripe tomatoes,   peeled,seeded and -- chopped   OR
    1      can           tomatoes
    2      tablespoons   ground cumin
    2      tablespoons   dried oregano
    4                    chili peppers -- chopped
    1      tablespoon    dried chili
    1      pinch         cayenne pepper -- or to taste
    2                    bell peppers seeded and -- chopped
    2      tablespoons   canola oil
    2      tablespoons   olive oil
    4      tablespoons   corn flour
    1      teaspoon      brown sugar
    1      tablespoon    thyme
                         salt and freshly ground pepper -- to  taste
      1/2  lb            kidney beans cooked with 2 Tbs brown sugar --
 (optional)
 
 1. Brown beef in 2  Tbs of the hot oils ( canola and olive), it will
 release liquid before it browns.( this should take about half an hour) Set
 aside
 2. In another pan cook onions in 2 tbs of the oil until  it starts to
 change color. Stir in bell pepper and cook until soft.
 3. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
 4. Stir in cumin, oregano, peppers, chilis and thyme. Cook 1 minute.
 5. Stir in browned beef,season with salt and pepper
 6, Pour beer and cook until foam disappears
 7. Stir in tomatoes and sugar and  bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for
 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
 8. Sprinkle the corn meal and stir well. Cover pan and  simmer 2 hours.
 Stir a few times.
 9. Add beans and some of the liquid they were cooked in. Cook 10 minutes.
 10 Check seasonings.
 Serve topped with chopped green onions
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 NOTES : Correct spices  while cooking
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