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Chile Con Carne

Chile Con CarneChile con carne, or 'chile with meat' is an age-old favorite on cold winter days. Dry white wine, kidney beans and thick and chunky salsa add zest, flavor and spark to this delicious mixture. It's wonderful served over a bowl of steaming rice. Top each serving with a bit of shredded cheddar and some minced onions.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 pounds ground beef
2 cups chopped onions
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 (15-ounce).cans kidney, pinto or black beans, drained
1 (29-ounce).can crushed tomatoes
1 (6-ounce) jar ORTEGA Salsa - Thick & Chunky
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 (4-ounce) can ORTEGA Diced Green Chiles
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 to 2 tablespoons diced jalapeños
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano, crushed
2 teaspoons salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat vegetable oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add beef, onions and garlic; cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in beans, crushed tomatoes, salsa, wine, chiles, chili powder, jalapeños, cumin, oregano and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 hour.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.