Chilli con carne

A family favourite!



Prep time

10 minutes

Cook time

45 minutes

A tasty and simple dish to make for family and friends using cupboard ingredients!


1 large white onion, diced
1 large red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 heaped tsp hot chilli powder
2 tsps paprika
2 tsps ground cumin
2 tsps mixed herbs
500g minced beef
400ml beef stock
400g tin  chopped tomatoes
3 tbsps tomato puree
1 tsp sugar
400g  red kidney beans, drained and rinsed



1. Add 1 tbsp vegetable oil to a pan over a medium heat, once hot add in the onion. Cook for around 5 minutes, stirring frequently until the onions have started to soften.

2. Next add the garlic and red pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes. Now reduce the heat and add in the chilli powder, cumin and paprika. Leave to cook for around 5 minutes – stirring occasionally to ensure the spices don’t burn.

3. Next add in the mince, breaking up any lumps with the back of a wooden spoon and cook until fully browned.

4. Once the mince is browned add in the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, mixed herbs and beef stock – mix to combine everything together, bring to a simmer and leave for around 20 minutes.

5. After 20 minutes the sauce should have started to thicken – now add the drained kidney beans and sugar, bring back to a simmer and leave to cook for another 5 minutes. 

6. Taste and season with salt and pepper then serve with any additional toppings of your choice – sour cream, sliced chilli, coriander.

Chef’s tips

Serve with some rice, tortilla chips and guacamole for a full meal! 


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