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Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con Carne

Leftover Chilli Con Carne Recipes


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What’s one of your favourite leftover chilli con carne recipes? Have you even got a favourite recipe for chilli con carne? What goes well with chilli con carne?

Everyone loves a bit of rice, but variety is the spice of life and spice is what we’re all about here at Gran Luchito. So we’ve put together a few ideas to get you thinking outside the box. If there’s one thing our Chipotle Paste works well in, it’s a recipe for chilli con carne. So if you haven’t tried it, add some to your next batch and taste the difference for yourself. It’s not like the standard chilli con carne mix.

Here’s our super easy chilli con carne recipe, ultimate chilli con carne recipe and our vegan chilli con carne recipe. Once you’ve mastered the ten ideas below we recommend you turn your attention to our other Gran Luchito recipes.

So go on, feast your eyes below and click to discover the ideas in full.

1. Chilli Con Carne Burrito

Chilli Con Carne Burrito

First on our list is, a chilli con carne burrito. What better way to use leftover chilli than loaded up in a burrito wrap with your favourite toppings. In this recipe we share a new chilli con carne recipe using our Cantina Beans and the result is delicious!.

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2. Chilli Cheese Dogs

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con CarneFirst up for our leftover chilli con carne recipes is this one. Chilli dogs are a classic American dish that we knew would work really well, given the Gran Luchito treatment. We used our Chipotle Paste to make a rich and smoky chilli con carne, and spooned it onto meaty Toulouse sausages in a bun, topped with grated mature cheddar. One for the meat-lovers for sure! 

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con Carne

3. Chilli Stuffed Peppers

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con CarneRed peppers work amazingly well with chilli con carne. Once you’ve made your chilli, mix it with some rice and spoon it into the peppers before sprinkling with a little cheese and baking.

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con Carne

4. Chilli Cheese Fries

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con CarneNot much explanation or justification needed here. You can tell just by looking at it that chips are a worthy substitute for rice. This makes for a great sharing dish as well.

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con Carne

5. Chilli Bunny Chow (Bread Bowl)

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con CarneBunny chow is normally a curry served inside a hollowed-out loaf, but we think chilli is perfect for it too. Whether you eat your bowl as you go along, or at the end, is completely up to you. Either way, you get to eat your bowl!

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con Carne

6. Chilli Meat – Feast Pizza

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con CarneWe couldn’t think of any good reason why this wouldn’t be amazing.  Make your own pizza, or top a margarita with homemade chilli and extra cheese.

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con Carne

7. Chilli Empanadas (Posh Pasties)

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con CarneDelicious crumbly pastry stuffed full of tasty chilli con carne. A great way to take your chilli to a picnic, and perfect for parties.

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con Carne

8. Chilli Con Cornbread

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con CarneChilli con carne is often eaten with cornbread in the southern states of the USA and makes for a delicious alternative to rice. Serve it on the side in chunks or make a lid for your pot of chilli to keep it warm until you’re ready to serve. Our cornbread recipe has chunks of sweetcorn and caramelised onion for a bit of extra flavour and texture.

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con Carne

9. Chilli Con Carne Balls

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con CarneWhen we made mac n cheese balls, they went down an absolute storm. So whilst brainstorming for our quest to bring you new ways to enjoy Gran Luchito con carne, we thought we’d see if these work. Work they do! Chilli con carne balls in a crust of crushed tortilla chips and fresh coriander. This is a great way to use up leftover chilli con carne.

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con Carne

10. Champion’s Chilli Breakfast

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con CarneAnother fantastic way to use up leftover chilli. Get yourself some tortilla wraps, eggs, guacamole and tomatoes and enjoy a breakfast/brunch that’ll set you up for the rest of day. The most important element here is to nail your fried egg to perfection.

Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con Carne

Plenty More Where That Came From…

If that’s not enough chilli con carne for you, be sure to check out this great chilli inspired homemade burger recipe…

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So what’s one of YOUR favourite leftover chilli con carne recipes? Let us know in the comments below!

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This blog was originally published in October 2018 and has been updated in October 2020 with added content

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Susan Amos
Susan Amos
8 months ago

I do chilli wraps with cheese. Delicious !

Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Susan Amos

Ooh yes chilli cheese wraps are awesome, we like how you think!

Mandy Whitehouse
Mandy Whitehouse
8 months ago

Stuffed roasted butternut squash. Cut the squash in half lengthways, scoop out seeds. Drizzle with olive oil and crush a couple of cloves of garlic into it. Roast until cooked. Remove from the oven and laddle in the left over chilli, grate some cheddar cheese over the top. Pop back into the oven for 10-15 minutes until the chilli is pipping hot and the cheese is melted. Serve complete squash with salad of your choice.

Admin
8 months ago

This sounds really great, we are going to have to try this one out in the test kitchen!

Jan Prince
Jan Prince
8 months ago

Twice baked cheesy potatoes with spring onions (ask me if you want the recipe) topped with left over chilli, yum

Editor
8 months ago
Reply to  Jan Prince

A cheesy potato is the way I’d eat left over chilli too! Totally delicious with sour cream on top too.

Pauline
Pauline
8 months ago

Hot baked potato, melted butter,chilli leftovers,topped with sour cream

Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Pauline

Yes, yes, and yes!

Lily Knights
Lily Knights (@onlybroken)
8 months ago

Sloppy Jessica for the WIN

Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Lily Knights

I had to look this one up, but now that I have, I can’t believe I’ve lived my whole life without a Sloppy Jessica! Time to cook up a few batches of chilli! Amazing!

Sheree Gibson
Sheree Gibson
8 months ago

I make Chili Lasagna! Use tortillas as lasagna sheets, add sweetcorn too. Serve with mexican rice and copious amounts of sour cream and guacamole. Yummy!!

Editor
8 months ago
Reply to  Sheree Gibson

What an amazing idea! Thanks Sheree

Ellen Knight
Ellen Knight (@blackgravestone)
8 months ago

We put it into a bun kind of like a sloppy joe burger

Editor
7 months ago
Reply to  Ellen Knight

Great idea!

Chiara Pinto
Chiara Pinto
8 months ago

I would use it as the base for a spicy cottage pie, making sure you fork the top for extra crispy bits. Britain and Mexico working together in perfect culinary harmony!

Editor
7 months ago
Reply to  Chiara Pinto

Thanks Chiara, another smashing thought! Britain and Mexico combining forces!

Beth
Beth
5 months ago

These all look so yummy! One of my faves for chilli is taco salad. Culli on a bed of lettuce, topped with old cheddar, red onion slices, tomato bits and sour cream with tortilla chips and salsa on the side 😋

Editor
5 months ago
Reply to  Beth

Thank you Beth! This sounds like a lovely and fresh idea with the salad and tomato. Positively salivating! 😆

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