Nothing beats a homemade chilli. Whether you like a classic chilli con carne, a vegan-friendly alternative, or even chilli served with cornbread, fries or nachos, we’ve got you covered. Discover our chilli recipes and lots of ideas for what to do with the leftovers!

Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne

GRAN LUCHITO MEXICAN’S BEST

Chilli
RECIPES

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!

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THE DEFINITIVE MEXICAN

Guide to
Chilli

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.

What to Serve with Chilli?

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:

Leftover Chilli Con Carne Recipes

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, or layering onto nachos, there are so many creative ways to eat chilli the next day. What’s your favourite way? We would love to know!Check out our leftover chilli con carne recipes here.

Best Chilli Toppings

Toppings are a great opportunity to add an additional burst of flavour and texture to your bowl of chilli.

Our favourite chilli toppings include:

Flavourful & Warming

Chilli
Recipes

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.

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Easy Chilli Con Carne Recipe

The smoky flavour from our chipotle paste makes this one of the very best Chilli Con Carne recipes and our version is quick and easy enough to make for a quick midweek meal ... See full recipe

Chilli Con Carne Burrito

Chilli Con Carne Burrito

Delicious chilli con carne made with a dollop of smoky Chipotle Paste that brings all the flavours together then gets wrapped up into a hearty and meaty burrito... See full recipe

Chilli Stuffed Peppers

Chilli Stuffed Peppers

Chilli Stuffed Peppers are a delicious and different way to enjoy chilli con carne. The sweet flavour of the roasted peppers is an excellent accompaniment to hearty chilli.... See full recipe

Vegan Chilli Con Carne finished dish

Vegan Chilli

This vegan chilli con carne is perfect for a healthy, meat-free meal made extra delicious by roasting the veggies with Chipotle Paste to flavour perfection... See full recipe

Breakfast Chilli

Breakfast Chilli

Start your day with a flavour bomb of leftover chilli con carne with a perfectly fried egg with guacamole and tomatoes all wrapped up in Soft Taco Wraps - delicious!... See full recipe

Chilli Beef Nachos

Chilli Beef Nachos

Chilli beef nachos layered with flavourful, meaty and saucy chilli con carne are the ultimate party food or snack - perfect for sharing with your carnivore mates!... See full recipe

Chilli Cheese Fries

Chilli Cheese Fries

Like the mighty smoky chilli dog, this indulgent delight is a classic from over the pond. We recommend guac and sour cream for dipping your meaty, saucy fries.... See full recipe

Ultimate Chilli Con Carne

Ultimate Chilli Con Carne

We take this chilli con carne recipe up a notch with melt-in-your-mouth chunks of slow-smoked chuck steak flavoured with our smoky Chipotle Paste, truly the ultimate chilli.... See full recipe

Chilli Con Cornbread

Chilli Con Cornbread

Chilli Con Carne is often eaten with cornbread in the Southern States Of USA and makes for a delicious alternative to rice. Serve it on the side in chunks - yum!... See full recipe

Chilli Con Carne Balls

Chilli Con Carne Balls

These chilli con carne balls go down a storm. We recommend this recipe for when you have leftover chilli. Chilli is rolled in a tortilla chip crumb for one delicious nibble!... See full recipe

Smoky Chilli Dogs

Smoky Chilli Dogs

Chilli dogs are a classic American dish that we knew would work really well with our delicious and smoky Easy Chilli Con Carne - perfect for leftovers!... See full recipe

Chilli Bunny Chow

Chilli Bunny Chow

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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Gran Luchito Mexican

Chilli
FAQs

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.