Chilli is a brilliant dish to master and have in your repertoire. Not only is a warming bowl of chilli comforting but the leftovers are super versatile. Here we are sharing our favourite chilli recipes including easy, slow cooker and vegan versions plus we have lots of enticing ideas for your leftover chilli. They will have you making double and triple batches!
Our ultimate guide to chilli provides everything you need to know to perfect this oh so satisfying dish. We’re sharing our recommendations and top tips for chilli con carne, such as what to serve it with, inventive ideas for your leftover chilli, what to add as a topping and plenty of other frequently asked questions.
Chilli Con Carne is one of our favourite dishes here at Gran Luchito so we have spent A LOT of time in the kitchen testing recipes and developing our chilli con carne tips and tricks.
Read on and you will learn how to make the best tasting chilli as well as get all your questions answered on how to make this tasty, hearty and comforting dish!
Got some leftover chilli con carne? What a great problem to have! Whether stuffing into peppers, wrapping up into a burrito, tucking into crumbly pastry for Beef Empanadas or layering onto Chilli Beef Nachos, there are so many creative ways to eat chilli the next day.
Check out all our leftover chilli con carne recipes for lots of inventive and delicious ways to enjoy that big batch of chilli. What’s your favourite way?
The age old question – what to serve with my chilli con carne? You might default to serving it over a bed of steamed Basmati rice. This is a great option, but we have a few ideas to mix it up and make your chilli even more delicious:
You can’t go wrong with a classic chilli con carne, or a tasty vegetable chilli if you follow a plant-based diet. But there are so many other things you can do with this most versatile dish. From beef empanadas and stuffed peppers filled with chilli, to inventive breakfasts and Tex-Mex inspired dishes, we’ve shared a range of our favourite chilli recipes below.
Bunny Chow, a South African fast food classic, is normally a curry served inside a hollowed out loaf, but we think Chilli Con Carne is perfect for it too.... See full recipe
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We are super passionate about chilli, and we get a lot of questions about how to make the best chilli at home. Here are our most popular and frequently asked questions on the topic. If you want to learn more about Chilli and authentic Mexican recipes, be sure to check out the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel!
What's the best secret ingredient for chilli?
You will find chilli recipes with all sorts of secret ingredients, from chocolate to fish sauce (eek!), but we think a dollop of our signature smoky chipotle paste is the best secret ingredient for chilli. Made with a blend of chipotle and rare Mexican chillies which add a smoky depth of flavour, the paste also brings a sweetness from caramelised onion. A dollop of Chipotle Paste just seems to meld all the delicious flavours together.
How do you make the best chilli ever?
With flavour, flavour and more flavour! When it comes to vegan chilli, the key is to roast the veggies in order to caramelise the natural sugars. For chilli con carne with mince, be sure to simmer everything together to really bring the flavours through — the longer the better we think! That said, it is possible to make a quick chilli. Take our easy chilli con carne recipe, for example, which gives you delicious results with only a quick simmer.
Is chilli healthy?
Our chilli recipes offer a good amount of protein and nutrients, meaning it can certainly be part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. You will find we have developed options for different dietary preferences, including our very popular and flavourful vegan chilli. You might want to use beef with 5% fat to reduce the calories, or serve chilli in a bowl with a crisp green salad instead of basmati rice.