Chilli Con Carne

This is our version of Chili Con Carne, it is quick to make and as no-one in our family really likes kidney beans apart from me.. this recipe doesn’t include them.

The recipe originated from a packet of mince we bought and the recipe was on the reverse side of the label and we gave it a try :o)

Cooking time : 40 mins

Ingredients :

  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Clove of Garlic, crushed
  • 1 Red Pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder (i use mild)
  • Half a teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • A 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 300ml beef stock
  • salt and pepper
  • 200g beef
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped


  1. Saute the meat, onion, garlic and red pepper over a moderate heat for 6 – 8 mins
  2. Add the chili powder and cumin and cook for 1 min
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients and simmer for 3o minutes, stirring occasionally
  4. Serve with rice or tacos and salad

We had some left over so I stuck it in the fridge and we will have it tonight as a supper dish.   I’ve already boiled some largeish new potatoes and grated some cheese…

I’m going to cut the potatoes in half, place on a baking tray, put a dollop of chili on top of each half, then top with a really good mature cheddar cheese and bake in the oven until piping hot and the cheese has melted.

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Slight change of plan my daughter has just surfaced out of bed (its 1320hrs) and has put in a request for these for her lunch!   I have made half and will keep the other half till suppertime :o)

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