Chili con carne

Chili con carne, meaning "chili with meat", is a spicy stew containing chili peppers, meat, tomatoes and often pinto beans or kidney beans. Other seasonings may include garlic, onions, and cumin. The dish originated in northern Mexico or southern Texas.

Chili con carne

Cook Time45 mins




  • 1 tbspOlive Oil
  • 1 Onion
  • 400 gBeef mince
  • 1 1/2 tbspChili powder
  • 2 tbspCumin
  • 2 tbspSugar
  • 2 tbspTomato paste
  • 1 tbspGarlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tspSalt
  • 0 1/2 tspBlack pepper
  • 1 1/2 cupBeef broth
  • 400 mlCanned tomatoes
  • 400 gRed kidney beans
  • 200 mlTomato passata


  1. Add the olive oil to a large soup pot and place it over medium-high heat for two minutes. Add the onion. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the ground beef to the pot. Break it apart with a wooden spoon. Cook for 6-7 minutes, until the beef is browned, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the chili powder, cumin, sugar, tomato paste, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  4. Add the broth, diced tomatoes (with their juice), drained beans, and tomato sauce. Stir well.
  5. Bring the liquid to a low boil. Then, reduce the heat (low to medium-low) to gently simmer the chili, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove the pot from the heat. Let the chili rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.