Chilli con carne with pepperoni

    55 min

    This winter warming dish is simple to make and everyone will love it. Minced beef, pepperoni, mushrooms and kidney beans are simmered together in a spicy tomato sauce. Enjoy with rice, corn bread, tortilla chips or over jacket potatoes.

    52 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 450g lean minced beef
    • 85g chopped onion
    • 750g tomato and cheese pasta sauce
    • 350ml water
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 100g sliced mushrooms
    • 60g sliced pepperoni
    • 1 tablespoon beef stock
    • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
    • 1 (410g) tin kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    • 120g grated Cheddar cheese

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Crumble minced beef into a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, until beef is evenly browned. Drain off fat, if necessary.
    2. Pour in the pasta sauce, water, sugar, tomatoes, mushrooms, pepperoni, stock, chilli powder and kidney beans. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, to blend flavours. Serve with grated Cheddar.

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    I just won my office's chili cook off with this recipe. Like others I substituted spicy Italian sausage for the ground beef and I diced the pepperoni. We also added chopped green bell pepper as others suggested. We also upped the chili powder a little.  -  14 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a fantastic chili! I make chili once a year for my job'a annual chili cook off and I tried this one and it was the only crock pot to be emptied and I won - easily. Very easy to prepare and tasty - and I don't even like chili! This is a repeater!  -  13 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    When I first looked her, two of five reviewers here won first place in their chili cook-offs. Imagine my surprise when my Italian Chili also won First Place! That was against seven other chilis with 21 tasters and mine was the first one served! By the way, I only made the chili once before to prep for the contest. I let it 'slow' cook for 12 hours till the 1 pm contest time and it was great. For the contest I added one long green pepper, one green pepper, more mushrooms, one Mild Italian sausage link. The rest was per the recipe. Comments were: nice texture, surprising to find pepperoni salami, great sauce taste, the mushrooms were a nice addition, sauce just hot enough.  -  19 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)