Simple chilli con carne

    30 min

    A quick and easy chilli, which is hearty and packed full of flavour. Beef and kidney beans are simmered together in a lightly spiced tomato sauce. Enjoy with rice, corn bread, tortilla chips or over jacket potatoes.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 450g minced beef
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 (400g) tin whole plum peeled tomatoes
    • 425g passata
    • 1 (410g) tin kidney beans
    • 350ml water
    • 1 pinch chilli powder
    • 1 pinch garlic granules
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the beef and onion and saute until meat is browned and onion is tender. Add tomatoes with juice, passata, beans and water.
    2. Season with chilli powder, garlic granules, salt and ground black pepper to taste. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.

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    This is the quickest thing I have made for dinner in a long time. However, I like my chili on the thicker side, and this chili was a little too watery. To solve this problem, I added half a can of tomato paste, and this made it perfect. I also added just a little extra chili powder because I wanted it to be a little spicier. Because I didn't have stewed tomatoes, I used canned diced tomatoes instead. They were just as good and gave the chili a nice flavor. I have already made this for dinner twice, and I plan on making it a staple in my recipe collection. It's great served with a portion of baguette.  -  14 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wow!!! This chili was GREAT. This was my first time EVER to make chili. I added a chopped green pepper and 2 cloves of garlic minced in the pan with the hamburger and onions.. I also used 1 tablespoon of chili powder.. This truly was better than any chili my family has ever had from any restaurant or family member.. Thank you so much.  -  28 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It has snowed 5 feet here in Denver and I really wanted chili tonight. I can't believe how easy this was!!! It was sooooooooooooo good. I can't believe it. I tastes like I worked all day on it. I did make a few changes, I only put 1c. of water, and put about 1TB of chili powder. When I browned the meat I put 2 cloves of garlic in with onion. This was the tastiest dinner I've had! Thanks!  -  19 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)