Chili Con Carne

As temperatures around the country start to drop, comfort foods that warm us up start to sound more and more appetizing. This recipe is perfect for the fall weather and a Monday: simple yet satisfying.

Chili Con Carne


1 ½ lb. lean ground beef or turkey

2-4 cloves garlic, minced

1 large onion, finely chopped

2 (20-oz.) cans red kidney beans

Chili powder to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

1 pint sour cream

1 cup uncooked white rice


  • Warm a large skillet over medium heat. Crumble meat into the skillet and brown gently, using a fork to break it up.
  • Add garlic and about three quarters of the chopped onion.
  • While the meat mixture simmers, drain and rinse beans and put them in a large saucepan over low heat.
  • Add meat mixture, 2-3 Tbsp. chili powder, salt and pepper. Cover.
  • Prepare rice according to package directions.
  • Once the rice is finished, taste the chili. Add more chili powder and other seasonings, if necessary.
  • Skim off any fat that may have collected.
  • Put sour cream and remaining chopped onion in serving bowls for garnish.
  • Serve the chili over rice in soup bowls.

Yield: 6 servings