Hearty and delicious, this Chilli Con Carne recipe will satisfy your taste buds in a big way!

Rich with taste, chilli con carne is great for those times when you have a lot of people to feed. You can create big portions easily and pair it with a range of sides. We’ve gone with rice in this recipe, but jacket-potatoes, garlic bread, bread rolls and even crackers pair fantastically with the delicious flavours abundant in this recipe.

Chilli Con Carne




15 Minutes


1 Hour


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 500 g lean minced beef
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 400 g can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 410 g red kidney beans
  • Plain boiled long grain rice, to serve
  • Sour cream, to serve


  1. Place your pan over a medium heat and add in the oil to heat for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the onions and cook, stirring frequently for 5 minutes or until the onions are soft and slightly translucent in colour.
  3. Add in garlic, red pepper, chilli powder, paprika and ground cumin.
  4. Stir thoroughly and leave to cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Turn the heat up on the pan and add in the minced beef, making sure to stir and prod meat for approximately 5 minutes.
  6. For the sauce: crumble the beef stock cube into 300 ml hot water and pour into mince mixture.
  7. Add in tomatoes, sugar and tomato puree, stirring well.
  8. Bring sauce to boil, stir well before turning down heat and placing lid on top.
  9. Allow to gently bubble for 20 minutes stirring occasionally until the mixture is thick.
  10. Stir in kidney beans.
  11. Bring to boil again and allow to gently bubble without lid for 10 minutes, adding in a little water if mixture starts to dry.
  12. Replace the lid, turn off the heat and allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving with rice and sour cream.

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