Chilli con carne

This spicy Mexican beef and bean stew is a real crowd-pleaser that the whole family will love.

  • 55 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Serve with rice, corn chips or on top of baked potatoes - just don't forget the guacamole and sour cream.
When it comes to weeknight dinners, it can be easy to fall into the same daily menu routines. Spice up family meal time by adding some Mexican flavours into the mix with a delicious chilli con carne.


Chilli con carne
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500 gram lean minced beef
  • 2 medium (300g) onions, finely chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 long green chillies, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon (rounded) ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 410g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 400 gram can red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup (250ml) beef stock
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed coriander leaves
  • steamed rice, for serving
  • sour cream, for serving


Chilli con carne
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Heat half the oil in a medium flameproof heavy-based pan over high heat. Cook mince, stirring, to break up lumps, until browned. Remove mince from pan.
  • 2
    Lower the heat to medium; add remaining oil and cook onion, garlic, chillies and spices until the onion is soft.
  • 3
    Return mince to pan; stir in tomato paste, tomatoes and kidney beans. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir in stock then bake, covered, for 45 minutes. Top with coriander and serve with rice and sour cream.


Suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave.

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