How to Cook Chili Con Carne

Rich pork chile courtesy of Bon Appetite www.bonappetit.com/recipes/ar…

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How to Cook Chili Con Carne Recipe
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Try to get chiles that looks and feel a little like raisins. Too dry and brittle will have less flavor.  Remove the stems and seeds.

Try to get chiles that looks and feel a little like raisins. Too dry and brittle will have less flavor. Remove the stems and seeds.

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I forgot to buy chicken stock. Luckily I had some leftover chicken from dinner this week so made some trash can broth from that and random veggies and herbs. Simmered for a couple of hours and done.

I forgot to buy chicken stock. Luckily I had some leftover chicken from dinner this week so made some trash can broth from that and random veggies and herbs. Simmered for a couple of hours and done.

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Add the chiles to a bowl and cover with 3 cups boiling stock. Cover with plastic wrap and let steep for 30 minutes until they rehydrate.

Add the chiles to a bowl and cover with 3 cups boiling stock. Cover with plastic wrap and let steep for 30 minutes until they rehydrate.

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Put the rehydrated chiles in a blender or food processor along with the stock they steeped in and liquefy.

Put the rehydrated chiles in a blender or food processor along with the stock they steeped in and liquefy.

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Should look like this.. Smells awesome.

Should look like this.. Smells awesome.

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Cut pork shoulder into 1/2 inch pieces.  Add salt and pepper.

Cut pork shoulder into 1/2 inch pieces. Add salt and pepper.

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Chop garlic

Chop garlic

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Chop sage

Chop sage

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Chop oregano

Chop oregano

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Bay leaves!

Bay leaves!

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Cumin

Cumin

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Brown pork in a little oil

Brown pork in a little oil

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Add garlic, sage, oregano, cumin bay leaves, and some salt and pepper.

Add garlic, sage, oregano, cumin bay leaves, and some salt and pepper.

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Stir it up and simmer.

Stir it up and simmer.

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For about an hour

For about an hour

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Add the chile mix and stir.

Add the chile mix and stir.

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Simmer for another 45 minutes.

Simmer for another 45 minutes.

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