Easy chilli con carne

    30 min

    I make this in the pub I work at and it is very popular.

    Communidad Valenciana, Spain
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    Serves: 6 

    • 1kg beef mince
    • 2 large onions
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
    • 3 tablespoons gravy powder
    • 1 to 3 tablespoons chilli powder
    • 1 tablespoon cumin
    • 1 tin kidney beans
    • 1 packet of frozen mixed peppers

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

    1. Chop the onion and garlic, and add to the pan with the mince, fry until browned. (I do no add oil to the pan as I feel the beef mince gives off enough of its own juices.)
    2. Drain off the kidney beans, wash and add to the pan. Add the frozen mixed peppers and chopped tomatoes. Add the chilli, depending on how hot you like it, 1, 2 or 3 tablespoons. Add the cumin.
    3. Let the chilli simmer then add gravy powder to the mixture to thicken.


    This can be frozen easily. For a vegetarian meal the beef mince can easily be substituted with quorn mince.

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    . Me and my husband loved this - possibly the best chili I've ever made!  -  04 Jul 2011


    Very simple and flavoursome I used a little more cumin and mushrooms instead of peppers (what the cupboard allowed). Wil definitely use this recipe again  -  19 Apr 2010


    absolutely delicious. I'm not surprised this is popular at your pub. Thanks for posting this recipe I will definitly be doing this again.  -  11 Nov 2010