Very easy chilli con carne

    1 hour 15 min

    This is my very easy recipe for chilli con carne. I only add 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder, but if you like it spicy, you can add more.


    Dorset, England, UK
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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 80g chopped onion
    • 450g (1 lb) minced beef
    • 1 tin (approx. 400g) condensed tomato soup
    • 1 tin (approx. 400g) kidney beans
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 2 teaspoons salt

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the onion, and cook on a low heat until onions are a light brown colour.
    2. Add minced beef, cook for about 10 minutes until brown.
    3. Add the tomato soup, kidney beans, chilli powder and salt, and cook gently for 1 hour.

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    I made this today and tweaked it slightly, I omitted the butter dry frying the beef and onion. Once the mince had browned I added 2 tsp of ground cumin and 2 cloves of garlic along with the chilli and fried on a medium heat for 2-3 minutes. I used a 400g can of cream of tomato soup as it was all I had in and crumbled in a beef stock cube. I also left out the kidney beans as I am not a fan. I was dubious as I have never made chilli with soup but it was delicious!  -  23 Sep 2014


    This is one of our favourite one pot wonders when we are in our camper, especially on a cool evening.  -  03 Apr 2016