Chilli con Carne

Chilli con carne is a classic Mexican dish that is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. It is a hearty and flavorful dish that is sure to please everyone at the table.

preparation: 20 minutes

making: 1 hour(s)

total: 1 hour(s) 20 minutes

servings: 4 servings

nutrition: 778 calories per serving

cuisine: Mexican


  • 500g minced beef 10% fat
  • 800g chopped tomatoes
  • 250g red kidney beans
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of ground pepper
  • 1 tsp of ground coriander
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1 tsp of chilli powder
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • oil, for greasing
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup alternative


  • 200g basmati rice
  • pinch of cumin seeds
  • pinch of salt
  • a handful of fresh coriander


  • 100g tortilla chips
  • a handful of grated cheddar


Prepare your veggies.

Chilli con Carne - all ingredients

Peel the onion and chop it into small pieces. Wash the pepper and remove the seeds, chop it into small dice. Drain and rinse the beans. Crush garlic.

Heat the oil in the large non-stick pan and fry the onion and garlic until softened.

Increase the heat and add the mince.

Cook for a few minutes until the meat is browned.

Add red pepper and cook further to make it softened.

Stir in the chopped tomatoes, maple syrup and seasonings. Bring to a simmer, cover with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.

In the meantime boil the water for the rice.

Cook rice with a pinch of salt and cumin seeds following the instructions on the package.

Once cooked, drain it, add chopped coriander and stir gently.

To your main part, add red kidney beans and cook further for 10 minutes uncovered. Remove from the heat.

Taste and add any extra seasonings if necessary.

Serve with rice, nachos and grated cheese on top.


The chilli is much tastier a day after it’s cooked.