*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Chili Con Carne
 
 Recipe By     : 
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
 *****  NONE  *****
 
 
       2 tb Olive oil
 
   1 1/2 lb Lean ground beef
 
       2    Onions, chopped
 
       1    Garlic clove, crushed
 
       2    Celery stalks, chopped
 
       2 ts Hot chili powder
 
       1 ts Cumin seeds
 
       1 cn Tomatoes (14 oz)
 
       2 tb Tomato paste
 
       1 cn Red kidney beans, drained
 
            -(15 oz)
 
            Salt to taste
 
            Steamed rice
 
            Sour cream
 
            Diced avacado
 
            Onion slices
 
            Fresh italian parsley sprig
 
            -(opt)
 
  
 
   Preheat oven to 350'F. (175'C.). Heat oil in a flameproof casserole dish.
 
   Add ground beef, onions, garlic and celery and fry gently 5 minutes,
 
   stirring occasionally.
 
   
 
   Add chili powder and cumin and cook gently 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and
 
   break up with a spoon. Stir in tomato paste and kidney beans. Bring to a
 
   boil, stirring frequently.
 
   
 
   Cover and bake in preheated oven 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Season
 
   mixture with salt. Spoon chili over individual bowls of rice and top each
 
   serving with sour cream, avacado and onion. Garnish with parsley sprig, if
 
   desired.
 
   
 
   NOTE: For fierier flavor, increase chili powder to 1 tablespoon. To prevent
 
   avacado discoloring, toss in lemon juice.
 
  
 
 
 
                    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -