Chilli con Carne

Chilli con Carne

Chili con carne is a Spanish word for “Chili with meat”.ย  During the early days this recipe is made out of dried beef, a type of beef fat called suet, dried chilli and salt which are then pounded together and dried on bricks which make its shelf life longer as it was consumed on early expeditions, then they boil it on pot while on their trail.ย  But the new age versions are made out ofย  beans, tomatoes, chili peppers, garlic, onions, cumin and ground beef.

A very versatile dish which can be consumed on its own or as a part of another dish such as Nachos, Hot Dog on buns, burgers or even french fries.

Chilli con Carne
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  • 500g minced beef
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 birds eye chilli, minced
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 400g vine tomatoes, chopped
  • 400g red kidney beans, cooked
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1½ cup brown beef stock
  • Salt
  • pepper
  • oil
  1. In a pot saute garlic and onion in oil.
  2. Add tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes or until tomatoes are mashed.
  3. Add beef and mix until brown in color this will take around 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add beef stock, tomato paste, cumin, chilli, oregano and kidney beans, bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.



25 Responses

  1. I love how you took the shot on top of your guitar Raymund.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Mandy

  2. One of our favorites. You always have the ingredients on hand and never have to make it the same way.

  3. I love chilli con carne. It’s such a great family meal and something everyone will eat. Your version is awesome! xx

  4. Tessa says:

    What a cool photo! And, your chili looks wonderful!

  5. peasepudding says:

    Very stylie shot!

  6. Eri says:

    I love making it with chickpeas Reymund. Your dish looks wonderful!

  7. suchimajum says:

    Nice recipe, I love the photo ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Chili is something I can definitely eat year round. Like your said it’s also versatile as it can be served in many ways. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  9. Judy says:

    Chili and acoustic guitar, what a perfect combination! Love the inspired creativity of the photo.

  10. Food Stories says:

    Your chili looks tasty and I love the guitar shot … Don’t know if my hubby would trust me with his guitar ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Kristy says:

    Okay, you’re on a roll with recipes that would more than please Mr. N. I may be sending him for dinner soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. This looks like a good hearty dish that my boyfriend would like!

  13. We absolutely love Chilli night in our house. I have mine with nachos, the kids and Mr love tacos, and then wel all share in refried chilli for breakfast, on toast of course. I like to add some corn to the mix as well. Looks fab!

  14. love this on my hotdogs. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. such a great comforting dish…
    Beautiful click Raymund….

  16. foodjaunts says:

    I do love good chili cheese fries or chili and cheese on my hotdogs ๐Ÿ™‚ Great that you kept your version simple but so hearty. (Plus I’m loving the use of the bird’s eye chilies for extra heat!)

  17. A classic dish! Love the pic.

  18. Zina says:

    My 14 year old son tried it and it was a great success – thankyou!

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