Northern Border Chili con Carne

This is just as traditional if made with beef, but it never contains tomatoes.

Serves: 10Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 2 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 10


  • 1 lb. pork steak
  • 1 lb. veal steak
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium-sized yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 6 jalapeño chilies
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups canned kidney beans


  • Cut the pork and veal steaks into 1-inch cubes. Place the meat in a large frying pan along with the olive oil. Cook on medium heat until the meat is lightly browned.
  • Cut the onion into quarters. Remove the stems and seeds from the chilies and cut into 1⁄4-inch pieces. Place the onion, garlic, chilies, oregano, and salt in blender and blend on medium setting until you have a purée. Add the purée to the meat. Stir and cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Add the kidney beans to frying pan. Reduce heat, cover, and cook for 2 hours.