Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Chef Chuck's Chianti Chili Con Carne

A hot and spicy ground beef dish with Chianti, fresh vegetables, red sauce, beans and hot peppers. I used chili peppers from the island of Stromboli, in this extraordinary dish. The hotter the pepper the better and this dish is sure to warm you up this evening.

Chianti Chili Con Carne

1 pound ground beef
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup Chianti
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup water

1 can cannellini beans
2 hot chili peppers, chopped
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
salt to taste

In a large pot heat olive oil add onions, carrots, celery and chili peppers cook on medium heat 5 minutes, then add garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add beef and chili powder, brown beef then add red wine. Pour in tomato sauce, water, oregano and salt, simmer for 30 minutes, add beans and cook an additional 10 minutes. Serve over toasted bread or rice.


  1. Your chilli looks great!! Hot & spicy is the way my husband likes it the most!!

    MMMMMMMMMM,...Lovely enjoyed with the same Chianti in our wine glass!

  2. Yes Sophie, You must join the to together for total enjoyment....... Take care and thank you !! :)

  3. My Dad loved this dish Chuck..yum! I hadn't thought about it for years. Yours looks so warming! It's frosty tonite here. ;)

  4. Yes YankeeSoaper, I am glad this is a good thing!
    You must try this on another cold night ! Thank You :)