Chile Con Carne

Chile Con Carne

Hearty, savory, with just the right amount of spice, this chili con carne recipe is a crowd pleaser.

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  • Servings: Makes 8-10 servings


3 Guajillo chilies, dried

1 cup water

2 Tbsp tomato paste

1 Tbsp garlic, minced

1/4 cup chili powder

1.5 tsp smoked paprika

2 tsp cumin, ground

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 lb ground beef

3 tsp DLM Grilling & Seasoning Rub

2 lb Tri Tip or Stew Meat, diced

1 Tbsp salt

2 tsp pepper

1 large onion, diced

1 poblano pepper, seeded & chopped

1 tsp oregano, dried

1.5 tsp red chili flakes

1 qt beef stock

1 bottle of beer

2 cans fire roasted tomatoes

2 cans kidney beans, drained

Additional salt and pepper to taste

3 Tbsp masa harina


Combine guajillo chilies and hot water and let soften about 20 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup of the liquid and stem and seeds from the chilies. Process the chilies with the tomato paste, garlic, and the reserved liquid until smooth. Set aside.

In a small skillet toast the chili powder, paprika, and cumin over medium heat about 3-4 minutes and set aside.

In a large dutch oven or soup pot, brown the ground beef  and season with the seasoning  rub  until no longer pink. Drain and remove from pan. In same pan, heat oil and brown the beef cubes, seasoning with salt and pepper. Remove from pan. Add the onion and poblano in remaining fat and sauté until tender.  Stir in the toasted spices add the oregano and the red pepper flakes.  Add the cooked drained meats, stock, beer, tomatoes, beans, second measure of the salt and pepper and the processed chili paste mixture.

Cook over med  heat for 20 minutes. Stir in the masa harina and lower heat to a simmer and let cook an additional 30-45 minutes. Adjust seasoning if necessary.

2 comments on “Chile Con Carne

  • Is this the recipe for the chili that can be purchased at the soup bar? I purchased chili at the Springboard store and thought it was delicious.
    Thank you

    1. Thank you so much for this wonderful compliment! Although mighty tasty, this is a different recipe than the one we use for our Chili in the Deli department.

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