Friday, July 29, 2016

Food 2-Lon's Chili

Lon's Chili

Lon's Chili Con Carne

Recipe with Step-By-Step Images

Recipe: Lon's Chili Con Carne


  • One pound of dried beans (prepared: see below)
  • One pound of meat (cooked and drained)
  • One half pound of sausage (cooked and drained)
  • One large onion (diced)
  • One package of chili spice mix (cumin, red pepper, chili powder, cornstarch) it is easier to just use the package - I still haven't perfected my own mix
  • Bell pepper ( diced; green, yellow, red: any combination)
  • Thirty two ounce can of diced stewed tomatoes
  • Chile peppers to taste (diced; quantity; scoville scale)
  • Sixteen ounce can of corn
  • Two tablespoons of garlic powder
  • Two tablespoons of white vinegar
  • One quarter of a cup of brown sugar

Dried-Beans Preparation

  1. Sort through beans for any debris. Rinse two to three times until water is clear.
  2. In the pot, cover clean beans with water and bring to a rapid boil for one hour; keep the beans covered with water. Turn off the heat.
  3. Let the beans soak until cool. Rinse two to three times until water is clear. This removes the undigestible sugars.
  4. In the pot, cover clean beans with fresh water. The beans will absorb water as they soak, so to ensure they stay covered with water, add an abundance<>/li>
  5. Soak them over-night

Soup Preparation

  1. Rinse the prepared beans. Add the diced onion, diced tomatoes, and corn.
  2. To the mixture, add enough water to cover the beans and bring to a boil. A portion at a time (so the powder will not lump), add the spice mix package, add the brown sugar, vinegar, and garlic powder while the water begins to boil.
  3. When the onions are transparent, add the bell peppers and chile peppers (to taste). Add the prepared meats.
  4. Cook until the onions are no longer visible, the peppers are tender, and the sauce has thickened.
  5. To test the readiness of the beans, spoon some out and blow on them. The beans are cooked if the skin splits.

Peruvian Dried Beans

Tomato Sauce And Prepared Beans

Spices, Peppers, and Onion

Chopped Peppers And Corn

Adding Diced Onion To Soup

I added the image below to my flickr photostream. Flickr has an Explore feature and sometimes an image is picked to be included in the daily feature on Explore. "Yaaaaay." This image of my chili con carne soup was included. Explore on flickr gives a photographer much more visibility.

Completed Soup


When the chili con carne is cooked to satisfaction munch down. Can garnish with diced spring onions, white onions, cheese, homemade salsa, and the list goes on according to personal preference. (Ripe diced black olives. Not Green.)This is as clear and concise as the recipe has gotten so far. It is in progress. Follow the basic guidelines and remember your own taste preferences. I have been known to add eight habanero peppers because that was my taste at that moment. Decided to leave the turtle I found alone... to its own fate. The creature was out there before and without me, and I decided, "Why interfere in its life?"

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