Fiery New Mexico Chile Con Carne (6 Net Grams)


Image: Chile Sign in Hatch, New Mexico

Chile Sign in Hatch, New Mexico

Chile or Chili?

Here in New Mexico we take our chile seriously. Whether red is your preference or if you like the heat and fire roasted flavor associated with using green. Here chile is not just chili. For one the spelling with an i at the end denotes that it is a Texas style chili and that it will have more sweetness than heat. It typically relies on a variety of spices including red chile powder and sugar to give it it’s flavor. In New Mexico, both red and green, is all about the heat. The very best heat is grown in Hatch, New Mexico.

Christmas in New Mexico?

So what’s your preference Red or Green? I can never decide so I always order it Christmas with what ever I am ordering. This denotes that you want half and half of each. The best of both worlds so to speak. Chile con Carne is traditionally made using red. The purist way of making the chile is to hydrate dried chile pods in a hot water bath and then puree them in the blender. It is then strained so that it has the silkiest texture. It is then added to a pot of cooked, drained pinto beans along with some ground beef thats been sautéed with garlic and onion. The chile in its raw state is a bright orange and as it simmers it takes on a deep dark red color and develops a very distinct flavor that you can’t get from a powder.

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Fiery New Mexico Chile con Carne

Reinterpreting  This Classic

The pinto beans is what gives this classic dish its hearty heft. I set about the task of making my version without those very high carb pinto beans. I instead paired it with veggies that would give it some chunky texture, as well as a hint of sweetness without the addition of a sweetener. Additionally rather than using just red I incorporated fire roasted green chile into the recipe. This gives it a much better flavor and fiery finish that you will not soon forget. by incorporating the best of both worlds. When you make this I think you’ll find that this is one heck of a fiery and very satisfying bowl of New Mexico comfort. From my kitchen to yours, happy low carbing. Mike

 

 

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Fiery New Mexico Chile con Carne
In New Mexico Chile is not just chili. What makes this Chile con Carne different is rather than using just red I incorporated fire roasted green chile into the recipe. This gives it much better flavor and fiery finish that you will not soon forget.
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Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes for each baking sheet of cookies.
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Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes for each baking sheet of cookies.
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  1. In a large stock pot brown your ground beef with onion, bell pepper, garlic, celery and bacon. When the ground beef is browned drain it well and return it to the stock pot.
  2. Add the tomatoes, juice and all, green chile (no need to thaw), red chile (no need to thaw), beef stock, bouillon, ground cumin and bring to a bowl.
  3. Turn down the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until the celery is tender. When the celery is tender its ready to serve.
  4. Optional garnishes can include finely grated cheddar, green onion, sour cream, fresh cilantro and avocado. This is delicious paired with the Jalapeño Cheddar Style Cornbread which you can make in advance so that you have it on hand to serve with this.
  5. You can also freeze individual portions to have ready to grab and go. Now how easy is that. Chile for dinner, lunch for tomorrow.
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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts - Calculated using My Fitness Pal
Servings 8 (1 Cup Servings)

Calories 358

Fat 24g, Cholesterol 84mg, Sodium 605mg, Potassium 204mg, Total Carbs 12g, Fiber 6g, Sugars 5g,
Protein 22g, Net Grams 6g

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Mike

Mike is a proud UCLA Bruin and low carb recipe enthusiast. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his dog Bella. Together they are living the Dream.

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