I talk a lot about recipes my Gram would have made. This is definitely a take on what she would have had cooking on the stove all day. She didn't have many recipes written down. Or at least I dont have many of her recipes written down. But the smell of this cooking is right on point with what I remember. And that is half the battle for me.
I have held on to this recipe all summer long. Just waiting to post the minute school starts. It is perfect for fall weather. That being said, summer sometimes just starts where I live when school starts. So many locals reading this may laugh as it gets crisp on the East Coast and we hopefully just start to get some warmth here.
I also love this recipe because it is cheap. Who doesn't love cheap? My
Gram tended to make cheap recipes as she always had a house full of
hungry folk looking for a warm meal, me included.
Chili Con Carne
1 package stew meat
1 small package pinto beans
2 TB flour or wondraflour (just extra fine flour)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4- 1/2 tsp cayenne powder
1 1/2 tsp season salt
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp cumin
1/2 onion chopped
2-3 cloves garlic minced