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Easy Chilli Con Carne

Easy Chilli Con Carne Recipe

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Chilli Con Carne is perfect for casual entertaining and works really well for batch cooking and making ahead for low street entertaining. We recommend making a double or triple batch, freezing some off and then finding creative ways to use it throughout the week.  The great thing about this easy chilli con carne recipe is that it doesn’t take hours to make and is easy enough to make for a quick midweek meal, there is nothing better or more comforting than this!

Chilli Con Carne (or as its called in American English: Chili Con Carne) is the national dish of Texas. Its name has Spanish Mexican origins. Carne is Spanish for meat and the word chilli refers to the Chilli Pepper.

If we had to choose one dish for our Chipotle Paste it would have to be a chilli con carne, a dollop of paste adds a smoky depth of flavour that works perfectly and makes it taste like you’ve been simmering the chilli for ages.

A good smoky chilli con carne is a great thing to have in your repertoire, and there are loads of ways to serve it besides simply in a bowl with tortilla chips. Our blog post on ‘Nine Wicked Ways to Eat Chilli Con Carne‘ will provide you with lots of inspiration and different ways to enjoy your chilli con carne.

How to make chilli con carne epic? If you have a little more time on your hands you should check out our ultimate chilli con carne recipe.

  • Prep time

    10 mins

  • Cook time

    1 hr 10 mins

  • Total time

    1 hr 20 mins

  • Ideal for

    Dinner

  • Make it

    Mexican

  • Serves

    4

How to make it

 

  1. Brown mince in a hot pan with a little olive oil. Don’t be afraid to give it some real colour here as this will only make the final dish tastier.
  2. Reduce heat and add onion, celery, garlic, oregano and Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste. Stir well and cook for about 10 mins.
  3. Add chopped red pepper, tomato puree, black pepper, coriander powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt and coriander stalks. Stir well, turn the heat up to high and cook for another 5 mins. This will get the spices going.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and beef stock then stir well. Cover and cook for at least an hour with a slight gap in the lid to allow some of the liquid to evaporate.
  5. Add the kidney beans and stir. Cook for another 10 mins.
  6. Serve with dollops of creme fraiche and freshly chopped coriander.

 

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Chris Maddox
Chris Maddox
8 months ago
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By far the best Chilli i’ve made, with the signature Gran Luchito Chilli Paste giving a kick ass taste and nice amount of heat i will definitely be making it again. Super easy to make and far nicer than a ‘packet mix’!

Editor
7 months ago
Reply to  Chris Maddox

Thank you Chris! Our Chipotle Paste really is a simple way to bring the dish to the next level isn’t it. https://gran.luchito.com/our-products/chipotle-paste/

Jackie Harris
Jackie Harris
5 months ago
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Fantastic flavour ! Easy to follow recipe, will definitely make this again 💓

Editor
5 months ago
Reply to  Jackie Harris

Thanks for your feedback Jackie! So glad you enjoyed it.

Rachel
Rachel
5 months ago
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Delish! I make my chilli with black beans just cause that’s my preference but easily adaptable of course.

Editor
5 months ago
Reply to  Rachel

Thanks Rachel, yes black beans would also work well, or pinto beans, cannellini beans, and even chickpeas. You can also combine two or more types of beans! The main thing in chilli is the seasoning and heat!

Steve Webb
Steve Webb
4 months ago
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As a family we made this and it’s been the best. Both in ease to make and for that deep smokey taste. Thank you.

Steve Webb
Steve Webb
4 months ago
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We made this a while ago. This is now our ‘go to’ chili recipe, fantastic deep flavours. Thank you.

Editor
4 months ago
Reply to  Steve Webb

Excellent! Perhaps next, when you have the time, try this one – https://gran.luchito.com/recipes/ultimate-chilli-con-carne/ see what you think. We’d love to hear what you think in comparing them.

Steve Webb
Steve Webb
4 months ago

Wow. The recipe looks great. I’ll definitely try that. Thanks:-)

Editor
4 months ago
Reply to  Steve Webb

You’re welcome!

Leigh
Leigh
1 month ago
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Wow!! I have made a lot of different chilli recipes over the years and this is by far the best!!
This will be my ‘go to’ one now. Absolutely delicious!!!

Editor
1 month ago
Reply to  Leigh

Thank you Leigh! This is fantastic feedback. If you love chilli have a little look at our blog on Nine Ways To Eat Chilli Con Carne https://gran.luchito.com/cooking/nine-ways-to-eat-chilli-con-carne/
But also, if you wanted something you could really mull over try making our Ultimate Chilli Con Carne recipe! https://gran.luchito.com/recipes/ultimate-chilli-con-carne/

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