Green Chile Con Carne

I talk a lot on this blog about cookbooks. I like old cookbooks, new cookbooks, expensive cookbooks, free cookbooks. Cookbooks with pictures, cookbooks in the back of small appliance manuals, cookbooks hand-made by family members, cookbooks with food splatters. I can tell you from whom I received, or where I purchased, every single cookbook on my shelf. I can tell you which recipes I’ve tried and which ones I won’t go near.

I had just settled into Brett’s grandparents’ home over Thanksgiving when out walked his grandma with a little gift: a small, bound cookbook titled “Miles & Miles of Good Cookin'”, compiled by the Millville United Methodist Church in Richmond, MO. This cookbook, just like the Junior League cookbooks, was compiled by individuals who know a good home recipe and want to share that with others. Because these recipes are not developed in food kitchens or by professionals, these recipes typically have 5 to 10 easy-to-find ingredients followed by a short and sweet paragraph of instructions. I’m lovin’ this!

The first recipe that I chose certainly doesn’t look glamorous in writing, but it definitely got some “wow’s!” Easy, flavorful, healthy. That’s good cookin’.

Green Chili Con Carne – adapted from Miles & Miles of Good Cookin’

1-1.5 lb cubed stew meat
8 oz chopped green chiles
1 small onion, diced
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, with juice
olive oil, salt, pepper, mexican seasoning
mexican rice, cooked as directed, to serve on the side

Brown meat in 1 TBS olive oil in large skillet. Add onion and cook for several minutes. Turn heat to med-low and add remaining ingredients. Simmer at least 15 minutes.


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3 Responses to Green Chile Con Carne

  1. Melissa says:

    I was at Dollar General today and they actually have a decent selection of cookbooks. I dont shop their often so I didn’t really know that. I bought one for $5 called “1001 recipes, short, easy, and inexpensive!” It has lots of yummy stuff in it and they’re pretty simple!!

  2. Joan says:

    This chili is on my list to try! Can you believe you’ve been posting recipes for two years now? WOW!

  3. Thanks for the tip, Melissa! Dollar General is one of my favorite stops (and the only place that I buy gift wrap!) I’ll have to check out the cookbooks next time I’m in.

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