6 strips of bacon
2 lbs chuck beef cut into small cubes
2 cans kidney beans strained
1 can tomatoes cut up
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup of each finely chopped
onion, celery, carrots, green bell pepper
4 large cloves of chopped garlic ( to taste )
2 tablespoons of chili powder ( to taste )
A little paprika
salt and pepper
Saute the beef in a very hotpan and add the bacon cut in strips
add the chopped vegetables and allow to cook till all the flavors are released.
Add a drop of white vinegar and burn it off
add the tomato paste and cook well stirring with a wooden spoon till a deep color is reached
add the bay leaf, garlic, canned tomatoes, and chili powder and let this cook for a minute or two
cover with stock or water and slow cook for a an hour or so until meat is tender.
A slow cooker is very good for this dish
serve with chopped onions and tomatoes with some sour cream.
usually served with rice.